Housing Survey seeks to understand housing affordability concerns in Metro Vancouver


In response to the growing crisis surrounding housing affordability and accessibility in Metro Vancouver, the Housing Justice Project seeks input on housing experiences of residents in the region. The survey results are meant to understand the state of housing conditions in Vancouver and assist in developing appropriate affordable housing policies and strategies.

Starting January 8, 2013, an online survey will be available for all Lower Mainland residents to take on PlaceSpeak, a community-consultation platform designed to connect residents to local issues through verified, non-anonymous online engagement. Registering with PlaceSpeak is free, and all information is private. The survey will be available online for a six-month period in order to gain as many results as possible.


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The survey is part of the Housing Justice Project, which seeks to address housing issues in Vancouver through actions organized under three interacting strands: public engagement, policy development, and legal rights advocacy. Co-principal investigators Dr. Penny Gurstein, director of UBC’s School of  Community and Regional Planning, and Margot Young, associate professor of Law at UBC, bring significant experience working on housing and social justice initiatives in their respective fields. Funding for the project has been provided by the Peter Wall Solutions Initiative.

To take the survey, click on the Get Involved tab above to learn more.