What are some of the pressing housing issues in your neighbourhood? How satisfied are you with your current living conditions?
These are some of the questions the CSRD is trying to find answers to by conducting a Housing Needs Survey. It is available online at the CSRD website: www.csrd.bc.ca/inside-csrd/stay-connected/surveys.
The survey is being conducted by Urbanics Consultants Ltd. and is designed to develop a better understanding of the current and emerging housing needs of the Regional District.
The work is being supported by a $33,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities. The funding is designed to help local governments meet new provincial regulations requiring local governments to complete Housing Needs Reports which evaluate housing needs in their areas and develop policies that would be included in a community's Official Community Plan.
Electoral Areas within the CSRD are each experiencing different population trends that will impact how to approach housing policy. The survey will help identify needs or issues which are specific to various Electoral Areas.
If you have any questions or concerns related to the survey, please contact Sophee Payne at Urbanics Consultants Ltd. at: firstname.lastname@example.org.