Family Friendly Housing

Family friendly housing refers to three or more (3+) bedroom units appropriate for larger and/or extended families.

The Housing Needs Report (2022) identified a significant need for homes that are larger and affordable to family households in Coquitlam.

The Housing Needs Report noted a very small number of three-plus bedroom units in Coquitlam’s rental housing stock.  Families that rent and require larger units need to find housing almost exclusively in the secondary rental market.

The City is working to address the need for family friendly housing by:

  • monitoring the unit mix in multi-family residential developments
  • encouraging a targeted 10% minimum three-bedroom units in projects under rezoning
  • incenting three-plus bedroom units through the Rental Incentive Program (PDF)