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Housing Needs

Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey to help the City make informed decisions to meet local housing needs now and in the future. People living or seeking housing in Port Coquitlam were encouraged to take the housing needs survey by June 21(extended deadline from June 14) about their housing experience and needs, including preferred types of housing and barriers in finding or maintaining housing.

The survey took about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and covered topics such as availability of housing, barriers to housing, affordability, preferred types, accessibility and other challenges. Respondents were also asked for ideas about potential solutions.

Information Collected

The collected information will help staff create a Housing Needs Report for Council this fall that provides a detailed picture of existing housing supply, current and future housing needs, challenges and opportunities.

The report will inform a review of the City’s rental policies and ground-oriented housing options, as well as the update to the Official Community Plan, which guides future development and land use.

The survey dovetails with the City’s ongoing work to ensure Port Coquitlam is meeting the current and future housing needs of all residents. Efforts in recent years have included:

  • Facilitating projects that will bring almost 450 new affordable housing units to the community in the coming years,
  • New market housing to support the revitalization of the downtown,
  • Creating an Affordable and Family Friendly Housing Policy to achieve non-market rental housing in large developments, and establishing minimum family-oriented unit requirements to ensure new multifamily development includes options for families,
  • Adopting a Housing Action Plan along with regulation and policy changes to permit smaller lot sizes and homes (including coach houses),
  • Creating a Social Housing & Services Guide and sharing other resources posted at portcoquitlam.ca/housing.

Learn more at portcoquitlam.ca/housingneeds.

Housing Needs

Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey to help the City make informed decisions to meet local housing needs now and in the future. People living or seeking housing in Port Coquitlam were encouraged to take the housing needs survey by June 21(extended deadline from June 14) about their housing experience and needs, including preferred types of housing and barriers in finding or maintaining housing.

The survey took about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and covered topics such as availability of housing, barriers to housing, affordability, preferred types, accessibility and other challenges. Respondents were also asked for ideas about potential solutions.

Information Collected

The collected information will help staff create a Housing Needs Report for Council this fall that provides a detailed picture of existing housing supply, current and future housing needs, challenges and opportunities.

The report will inform a review of the City’s rental policies and ground-oriented housing options, as well as the update to the Official Community Plan, which guides future development and land use.

The survey dovetails with the City’s ongoing work to ensure Port Coquitlam is meeting the current and future housing needs of all residents. Efforts in recent years have included:

  • Facilitating projects that will bring almost 450 new affordable housing units to the community in the coming years,
  • New market housing to support the revitalization of the downtown,
  • Creating an Affordable and Family Friendly Housing Policy to achieve non-market rental housing in large developments, and establishing minimum family-oriented unit requirements to ensure new multifamily development includes options for families,
  • Adopting a Housing Action Plan along with regulation and policy changes to permit smaller lot sizes and homes (including coach houses),
  • Creating a Social Housing & Services Guide and sharing other resources posted at portcoquitlam.ca/housing.

Learn more at portcoquitlam.ca/housingneeds.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Port Coquitlam is preparing a Housing Needs Report to better understand current and anticipated housing needs in the community. It will be used to inform City housing policy and action. 

    The City is inviting residents to participate in this survey so that we can better understand the experiences of Port Coquitlam households. Please note: This survey does not ask for personal identifying information, except your contact information if you wish to be entered into a prize draw for a $100 gift card to a Port Coquitlam Business of your choice. Your answers, however, are confidential and will not be linked with your contact information or shared publicly. 

    This survey can be completed in approximately 10-15 minutes and will be open until June 21, 2021 (extended deadline from June 14). Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

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