Housing Needs Assessment
The Strathcona Regional Housing Needs Assessment is complete and available below.
This is the first phase of our housing project; the next phase will focus on strategy and planning.
Regional Summary Reports
Click on the images below to download summary reports for:
Campbell River and Area D
Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Discovery Islands and Mainland
Gold River, Tahsis, Zeballos, Sayward and Area A
Media Release; July 3, 2018 - Strathcona Community Health Network receives Regional Housing Needs Report
CR Mirror article; July 4, 2018 - Report shows housing getting costlier across the region in recent years
CR Mirror article; July 6, 2018 - Housing in Campbell River is less accessible, assessment report finds
CR Mirror article; Jul 25, 2018 - Regional district considers going into the housing business
Background to the Housing Needs Assessment
Housing was the Health Network's major priority for 2018. In January 2018 the Health Network started moving forward with the first step in this process: a Regional Housing Needs Assessment.
The Health Network has both hosted and attended meetings regarding housing and the need for better information to assist communities to access funding and determine appropriate policy interventions was identified as a priority.
We were very lucky to have a strong group of people with diverse backgrounds contributing to setting the scope of the Housing Needs Assessment and monitoring work. This group were responsible for advising on the scope and implementation of the project that included significant consultation with community members and housing providers in the Strathcona Regional District.
The members of the Technical Committee were:
Brett Hodson, Public Health and Table of Partners
Audrey Wilson, Laichwiltach Family Life and Table of Partners
Ron Kerr, City of Campbell River and Table of Partners
Mary Jo Van Order, Strathcona Regional District
Greg Hill, CRADAL
Wendy Richardson, John Howard
Paul Mason, Ma'kola Housing
Glen Pallen, Homalco
Lindsay McGinn, United Way North Island
Samantha Christiansen, Kyuquot-Checleset First Nation
Heidi Hartman, BC Housing
The Technical Committee worked under an endorsed Terms of Reference.
determine current need, demand, and supply of housing
identify and assess current housing and supports across the continuum within the region, including government-subsidised housing (emergency shelter beds, supportive housing, transitional housing, subsidised housing, and low cost rentals), non-market housing, and market housing
importantly, it will help position communities to undertake collaborative projects, as well as leverage external funding and support
Start - Jan 2018
Consultation: February - May 2018
Community Forum - May 2018
Delivery of Housing Needs Assessment - July 2018