Affordable Housing

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Currently, very little housing in Pemberton is considered affordable. Council’s number one Strategic Priority is to take action on this issue. The Village recognizes that facilitating a range of housing options is essential in creating an inclusive, affordable and livable community in Pemberton.

The Affordable Housing Action Plan directs Village Staff to have a conversation with community groups and residents on affordable housing issues and options.

The Village hosted a virtual information session "Let's Talk Affordable Housing" on Tuesday, January 26th 2021. Staff provided an overview of work done on affordable housing to date and next steps. Q&A was held at the end. To view a video recording of the session, go to Let's Talk Affordable Housing Session Video.

In January and February, the Village conducted an online survey to get resident's feedback. To view the results of the survey, see the Affordable Housing Survey Results.

The purpose of the Survey was to gauge community perceptions about changes to housing form, density, and neighbourhood character that may enhance the Village’s ability to encourage or promote the delivery of affordable housing throughout the community. The results are currently being analysed...

Currently, very little housing in Pemberton is considered affordable. Council’s number one Strategic Priority is to take action on this issue. The Village recognizes that facilitating a range of housing options is essential in creating an inclusive, affordable and livable community in Pemberton.

The Affordable Housing Action Plan directs Village Staff to have a conversation with community groups and residents on affordable housing issues and options.

The Village hosted a virtual information session "Let's Talk Affordable Housing" on Tuesday, January 26th 2021. Staff provided an overview of work done on affordable housing to date and next steps. Q&A was held at the end. To view a video recording of the session, go to Let's Talk Affordable Housing Session Video.

In January and February, the Village conducted an online survey to get resident's feedback. To view the results of the survey, see the Affordable Housing Survey Results.

The purpose of the Survey was to gauge community perceptions about changes to housing form, density, and neighbourhood character that may enhance the Village’s ability to encourage or promote the delivery of affordable housing throughout the community. The results are currently being analysed...

What does affordable housing look like to you?

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Affordable housing to me looks like truly affordable housing, not developments built under the guise of affordability such as Tiyata. "Tiyata Village combines affordability with flexibility." How is a million-dollar home that doesn't allow the option to build a suite considered affordable?

And why is this issue just being discussed now? Housing affordability has been an issue in the area for quite a while now. It was noted that this stage of the process would take approximately two years to complete. By that point, the average single-family home in Pemberton will be worth two million dollars...we need to see real action now.

hqrb almost 2 years ago

Affordable housing to me looks very similar to what the Whistler Housing Authority has developed over the years. Why reinvent the wheel? We need affordable housing for all members of the community (singles, couples, families, seniors) who are not wealthy, and that is the majority of us. I can tell you what it doesn't look like- the least expensive home for sale in Pemberton right now, according to Realtor.ca, is $979,000. That is out of sight for most every family here.

RS almost 2 years ago

Although rental-only units are a good short term solution I believe they are just promoting people to continue to rent and build wealth for the owner/developer.
A better long-term solution would be creating a way to allow people to purchases units at an affordable rate so that they could build their own wealth for the future.

straw hat almost 2 years ago

As a middle-aged single with no children (but with pets), affordable housing for me would mean the ability to live as a one-person household in a secure long-term rental place that is self-contained for under $1,000 per month. Impossible to find in Pemberton. It feels demeaning sometimes having to rent a room in somebody's house at my age, but most jobs in Pemberton/Whistler don't stretch to living by oneself. A definite lack of studio apartments and small one-bedroom apartments in the village. Buying a home in Pemberton is out of the question! New developments seem to have the word 'luxury and huge' as the main focus.

JT almost 2 years ago
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