Regional Affordable Housing

At its meeting on June 13, the CVRD Board voted to put the question of establishing a regional financial contribution service in support of affordable housing to referendum, in association with the October elections. More information will be forthcoming soon. 

Prior to making this decision, and in accordance with its consultation policy, the CVRD Board sought community input on the proposal through newspaper, radio, social media, and community open houses, which were held: 
  • May 16 Kerry Park Recreation Centre (Mill Bay) 4pm ā€“ 7pm
  • May 17 Eagles Hall (Ladysmith) 4pm ā€“ 7pm
  • May 22 Island Savings Centre (Duncan) 4pm - 7pm
  • May 24 Cowichan Lake Sports Arena (Lake Cowichan) 4pm ā€“ 7pm
A full report about the community consultation is available as part of the agenda package for the June 13, 2018 meeting of the CVRD Board. The Board's decision can be found in the Minutes of the June 13 meeting. Both of these documents can be found through the CVRD's Public Portal. It is possible to watch the discussion via video recording on the CVRD's Youtube Channel. Check it out!

The Cowichan Housing Association is creating an Attainable Housing Strategy for the region. They held Open Houses in June, and are now processing the input received to create a draft plan. For more information, check their website!