Legislation > Box 15 – Row 1 > Requiring communities to assess their housing needs

Bill 18, Local Government Statutes Amendment Act (Housing Needs Reports)

As the B.C. government works to increase the affordability and availability of housing in British Columbia, we know that making good decisions about our housing needs starts with having good information.

The Local Government Statutes Amendment Act requires B.C.’s 189 local governments to collect information about the housing needs of people living in their communities. Supported by funding from the B.C. government, municipalities will prepare housing needs data reports every five years. Ultimately, this will help deliver the types of housing that British Columbians need.
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