The City of Colwood Housing Needs report is part of a regional approach to addressing housing need in partnership with the Capital Regional District (CRD) and other member municipalities.

BC Government Housing Needs Reports are a way for communities to better understand their current and future housing needs. These reports can help identify existing and projected gaps in housing supply by collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information about local demographics, economics, housing stock, and other factors.

What's included in the Housing Needs Report?

  • The Housing Needs Report outlines the number of housing units required to meet current housing and anticipated housing needs for at least the next 5 years, by housing type. Housing ‘type’ is defined as dwelling size (number of bedrooms)
  • Statements about key areas of local need, including affordable housing, rental housing, special needs housing, seniors housing, family housing and shelters and housing for people at risk of homelessness
  • The number and percentage of households in core housing need and extreme core housing need

Read the Colwood Housing Needs Assessment