Housing Affordability

Housing affordability refers to a community’s ability to offer a wide variety of housing types, sizes, tenures and prices to support more complete and inclusive communities.

Housing affordability is a challenge in Coquitlam, not unlike other communities in Metro Vancouver.  While the market meets the needs of many people, a growing number of residents have difficulty securing suitable housing that is affordable relative to their household’s income.

The City’s vision is to work within its capacity and in partnership with others to promote housing affordability for all Coquitlam residents.

The City of Coquitlam plays an important role in housing affordability by:

  • Setting housing policy and establishing regulations 
  • Providing municipal resources (e.g. incentives, grants) 
  • Partnering with others on non-market housing projects and homelessness responses
  • Advocating to federal and provincial governments for changes to housing policies
  • Promoting quality design and innovation 

The City’s mandate and resources to address housing affordability are limited without partnerships and funding from other governments.