About Affordable Housing
The City of Richmond recognizes that a range of housing choices is essential in creating a diverse, inclusive and liveable community in Richmond.
Affordable Housing Strategy
Approved in March 2018, the City of Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy guides the City’s involvement in addressing the affordable housing needs of Richmond residents. The Strategy identifies a range of priority groups, including families, seniors, one-person households, persons with disabilities, and individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Affordable Housing Strategy 2018 Update provides a high-level summary of what the City and community partners achieved regarding affordable housing in 2018.
Low-End Market Rental Program
In 2007, the City launched the Low-End Market Rental housing program, which has achieved significant success by securing more than 800 new affordable housing units for low and moderate income households in Richmond. Additional information is provided in the Affordable Housing Strategy Bulletin.
Affordable Housing Projects
The City of Richmond continues to work in partnership with the provincial and federal governments, local housing providers, and the private sector to increase the supply of affordable housing for Richmond households. For more information, see the Housing Projects page.
Finding Affordable Housing
Are you in need of affordable housing? The City of Richmond publishes the Affordable Housing Guide, which provides a comprehensive list of affordable housing options in Richmond.
Resources for Non-Profits and Developers
- Affordable Housing Resource Guide – Provides guidance to non-profit provider and other stakeholders regarding the City's Affordable Housing Strategy, the City's development process, and other relevant City policies related to affordable housing in Richmond.
- Enhanced Accessibility Design Guidelines
- Group Homes in Richmond outlines Richmond's policy framework and requirements for group homes. For Chinese translations simplified traditional
The City of Richmond has won multiple awards for its affordable housing initiatives. In 2015, the Kiwanis Towers project received the UBCM Award for Excellence in Innovation and Partnership. In 2018, Storeys received the Award for Planning Excellence in Social Planning from the Canadian Institute of Planners.
City of Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy
Affordable Housing Strategy Project Summary
Final Policy Recommendations Report
Updated Housing Affordability Profile
Updated Bulletin for Housing Developers
Affordable Housing Open House Education Display Boards
Public Consultation Display Boards - January 2018
Affordable Housing Special Development Circumstances
For general inquiries, please contact:
Program Manager, Affordable Housing
Community Social Development
Email: Cody Spencer