The Regional District of Central Kootenay and its partner communities – Creston, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton, and Slocan – completed a Housing Needs Assessment in September 2020. Final reports are linked below:
A Housing Needs Assessment is a report that describes current and anticipated housing needs in a community by collecting data, analyzing trends and speaking with community members. It is also a relatively recent requirement under the Local Government Statutes (Housing Needs Reports) Amendment Act, 2018 which requires Local Governments to develop a Housing Needs Report every five years to better inform and understand the kind of housing most needed in their communities by identifying existing and projected gaps in housing supply.
All housing needs reports are required to contain the following, based on an analysis of the information collected:
For more information:
This initiative launched in December 2019 and will conclude in September 30, 2020.
Union of British Columbia Municipalities, City of Nelson, City of Castlegar, Town of Creston, Villages of Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan and Salmo, Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K, Yaqan Nukiy, Interior Health Authority, Canada Mortgage and Housing Association, Nelson Committee on Homelessness, Nelson CARES, Slocan Valley Senior’s Housing Society, Selkirk College Rural Development Institute and Cover Architecture
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