Affordable Housing Strategy

Harmony Flex HousingIn 2011, Council adopted the Affordable Housing Strategy after a year of public and Committee consultation and policy development (the appendices can be viewed here). This strategy guides the City’s investment in and decisions about affordable housing in Abbotsford.

The strategy includes the vision that “all residents of Abbotsford live in safe, stable, appropriate housing that is affordable for their income level.” Five objectives further define how to achieve this vision:

1. Preserve existing affordable housing units
2. Build new affordable housing units
3. Improve people’s ability to afford housing
4. Create complete, connected, and livable neighbourhoods with diverse housing types and tenures
5. Pursue senior government, community agencies, and the development industry for partnerships

The most recent indicator on progress is from the strategy itself and can be found here.