Creating housing options for families in Vancouver

Families with children are key to a diverse and vibrant society. Making sure we have the right kinds of housing to support families is important to the success of the city.

We’re taking action to ensure new housing meets the needs of families. The Family Room: Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects (290 KB), requires that new residential developments that are rezoned include a certain percentage of family-sized units such as two and three bedroom units.

The High Density Housing for Families with Children Guidelines (144 KB) influences the design of new projects by providing guidance on design features that support livable units and buildings for families, for example, the inclusion of children’s play areas.

Both the policy and guidelines are currently being reviewed and modernized to help support better housing options for families in Vancouver.

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