2022 City Snapshots: Community Social Development

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This project ran June 13 to July 3, 2022. The pages can still be viewed, however the "Questions and Comments" tool is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the City's general telephone number 604-276-4000 or email infocentre@richmond.ca.

Did you know the City has an Affordable Housing Strategy to encourage housing for all? Did you know the City also has a Child Care Strategy and Action Plan? Learn about this and more:

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This project ran June 13 to July 3, 2022. The pages can still be viewed, however the "Questions and Comments" tool is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the City's general telephone number 604-276-4000 or email infocentre@richmond.ca.

Did you know the City has an Affordable Housing Strategy to encourage housing for all? Did you know the City also has a Child Care Strategy and Action Plan? Learn about this and more:

  • click the image below for a snapshot
  • click the links provided on this page for more in-depth details

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    Me and my daughter are living in a LEMR unit. The current maximum annual gross income is too low. The total net income is insufficient to cover daily overhead expenses after paying rental, gas, transportation, groceries, BC Hydro bill, and Telus bill. We have no extra cash in hand or cash in bank for personal life security. Both me and my daughter have been trying very hard to keep cash in bank. We are unable to buy or own a small home and will never be able to =( . We seem to have been living in a 'no hope city'. We need a better solution for life security.

    Rosanna asked about 2 months ago

     

    Thank you for the feedback on current income limits under the City’s Low End Market Rental (LEMR) program.

    The maximum permitted household incomes allowed under the City’s LEMR program are set using BC Housing’s Household Income Limit (HILS) rates, which in recent years have been increased annually. HILS rates are based on figures established by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and are intended to reflect the minimum income required to afford appropriate accommodation in the private market.

    The LEMR program is periodically reviewed by City Staff. The City recognizes that housing costs play an important role in the City’s affordability, and that affordable housing is a key component of a diverse and inclusive community. In addition to the LEMR program, the City has been securing affordable housing buildings in partnership with the federal and provincial governments, and implementing its Market Rental Policy. Through these initiatives, the City remains committed to meeting the diverse housing needs of Richmond residents.