A trusted non-profit housing provider since 1974, Metro Vancouver Housing is an experienced developer and operator. We build homes to last and deliver, maintain, and operate high-quality housing.
Metro Vancouver Housing is one of the largest non-profit housing providers in the region, with over 3,400 affordable rental homes on
49 sites across the region, serving close to 10,000 people. We provide affordable rental homes primarily for families, seniors, and people with disabilities with low to moderate incomes. All of our housing is for people who live independently, meaning we don’t provide full-time supportive or social services.
We are a family-oriented housing provider, with nearly 85% of our homes having two or more bedrooms. We support family-friendly housing with tenant programs such as children’s summer programs, and built-in childcare facilities. For example,
Heron’s Nest, a development in Pitt Meadows, will have a non-profit childcare facility on the ground floor to provide affordable childcare spaces for residents and the broader community.
Metro Vancouver Housing supports seniors with accessible and adaptable homes to allow people to age in place as their needs change.
Affordable rental homes
All of Metro Vancouver’s rental homes are subsidized at some level to provide affordability. Approximately 30% are Rent-Geared-to-Income (where rents are set at a maximum of 30% of a household’s gross annual income), and roughly 70% are Low-End-of-Market (where rents are set 10-20% below market rents). There is an income limit for both types of housing to ensure our housing supports those who need it most. Visit the
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Our housing sites support overall affordability with easy access to transit, family amenities like affordable childcare, building upgrades to reduce energy bills, and tenant programs that help reduce living costs.
We want our tenants to love where they live. Metro Vancouver Housing is committed to building inclusive, healthy, and engaged communities for families and people of all ages. We offer
tenant programs like
community gardens, cooking classes, and social events.
Metro Vancouver Housing (Corporation) is wholly owned by the Metro Vancouver Regional District, and is governed by and receives political direction from the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation Board of Directors. Supported primarily by tenants’ rents, Metro Vancouver Housing operates its facilities at no cost to the tax payer and partners with tenants, governments, community organizations, and other non-profits to support inclusive and engaged communities.
As part of Metro Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Housing is guided by the
Board Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is developed in collaboration with our members and takes a comprehensive approach to developing a livable and sustainable region. The affordable homes provided by Metro Vancouver Housing help to support a livable and sustainable region.
Building and renewing homes
The demand for affordable rental housing in our region continues to grow. To help meet this need, Metro Vancouver Housing’s 10-Year Plan committed $190 million to renew existing affordable housing and build new housing.
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