2021 City Snapshots: Affordable Housing

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Did you know the City has an Affordable Housing Strategy to encourage housing for all? Learn about this and more:

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Did you know the City has an Affordable Housing Strategy to encourage housing for all? Learn about this and more:

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

Affordable Housing

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    Why there not more projects like Kiwanis Towers? 2015 is a long time ago. Why is there nothing about COOP housing initiatives.

    Handel11 asked 12 days ago

    City of Richmond reply: The City continues to work in partnership with the federal and provincial governments to increase the supply of affordable housing in Richmond. Current and recent developments include the Alderbridge and Bridgeport Supportive Housing buildings. Another upcoming development is the Pathways Affordable Housing building, which will secure 80 units of affordable housing for both low-income and moderate income households. On an ongoing basis, the City also delivers the Low End Market Rental program, which has secured more than 900 affordable housing units since 2007.

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    Affordable housing misses the issue bothering many residents, which is that my children cannot afford to live in Richmond. We need to have small units that are affordable for working couples with walking-distance to restaurants, services and parks.

    jkg asked 12 days ago

    City of Richmond reply: Thanks for your comment. The City recognizes that affordable housing is a key component of a diverse and inclusive community, and has secured more than 1,500 affordable housing units since 2007. Current City initiatives include delivering the Low End Market Rental program, securing affordable housing buildings in partnership with the federal and provincial governments, and the implementing the Market Rental Policy. Through these initiatives, the City remains committed to meeting the diverse housing needs of Richmond residents.

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    What about a plan for affordable family housing and zoning and building new co-op housing?

    QueenieH asked 12 days ago

    City of Richmond reply: Guided by the Affordable Housing Strategy 2017-2027, we're committed to playing a leadership role to increase the supply of affordable housing, including family-friendly housing, in Richmond. The City’s Low End Market Rental (LEMR) program requires that 20% of LEMR units be secured as family-friendly two and three bedroom units for low to moderate income families, and has secured almost 500 family-friendly units to date. The Pathways Affordable Housing building, which will secure 80 units of affordable housing, will also include units for low-income and moderate income families. The City continues to explore opportunities to support co-op housing organizations considering redevelopment and to provide a range of affordable housing options for Richmond residents.

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