Affordable Housing Strategy

The City of Kamloops has a vision for our community where housing is available and affordable to all residents. The City supports the availability of diverse housing options that enable people from all walks and stages of life to locate and secure housing that is safe, affordable, and appropriate. To that end, the City continues to work as a steward, facilitator, investor, and communicator to increase the housing supply across the housing continuum throughout Kamloops.

The City of Kamloops has developed an affordable housing strategy to ensure that the community’s housing needs are met across the entire affordable housing continuum,

The City of Kamloops has a vision for our community where housing is available and affordable to all residents. The City supports the availability of diverse housing options that enable people from all walks and stages of life to locate and secure housing that is safe, affordable, and appropriate. To that end, the City continues to work as a steward, facilitator, investor, and communicator to increase the housing supply across the housing continuum throughout Kamloops.

The City of Kamloops has developed an affordable housing strategy to ensure that the community’s housing needs are met across the entire affordable housing continuum, which includes everything from emergency shelters to entry level home ownership as shown in the graphic above. As housing costs continue to rise across Canada so does the number of people experiencing homelessness, which is resulting in an urgent need to develop more social housing.

Although the City is not directly responsible for affordable housing, it can play a number of roles including:

  • Steward - developing strategies to achieve desired housing outcomes
  • Facilitator - designing policies and procedures to protect and improve the supply of affordable housing across the full spectrum
  • Investor - leveraging City resources to achieve the most effective housing outcomes
  • Communicator/Advocate - strengthening awareness and advocating for affordable housing with other levels of government, developers and community organizations

The housing strategy explores actions that can be taken relative to each of these roles across the entire spectrum, with particular emphasis on non-market housing.