Healthy Housing Strategy

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Our Homes - Today & Tomorrow

The City of Kelowna and Interior Health Authority partnered to develop a Healthy City Strategy, a long term, integrative plan that focuses on healthy places and spaces, community health, and quality of life for all Kelowna residents. The second theme area, Healthy Housing, is the focus in 2018.

Housing is on the tops of minds across the country. Kelowna, like many other cities across Canada, is facing rapidly escalating housing costs, extremely low rental vacancy and increased population growth.

In order to positively impact the housing challenges in Kelowna, a Healthy Housing Strategy has recently been drafted. This Strategy was built using significant research from the Housing Needs Assessment as well as engagement with the public and key stakeholders.

During the first phase of engagement we received insight into attitudes and challenges regarding housing, and heard some key highlights:

  • Affordability was the value that was ranked highest as a priority for the Healthy Housing Strategy, with stability and accessibility for all ages and abilities ranking close behind.
  • Residents are interested in a variety of housing forms and tenure to further improve Kelowna’s state of housing; and
  • The majority of respondents agreed that developers and government both play a role in providing affordable housing units to residents.

Residents were invited to join the City of Kelowna for an information session to discuss the proposed actions for the Healthy Housing Strategy, May 9 and had the opportunity to share input their via an online survey until May 14.

The proposed actions in detail can be found to the right under "Document Library".

Keep informed on the Healthy Housing Strategy by subscribing to e-Updates.

Our Homes - Today & Tomorrow

The City of Kelowna and Interior Health Authority partnered to develop a Healthy City Strategy, a long term, integrative plan that focuses on healthy places and spaces, community health, and quality of life for all Kelowna residents. The second theme area, Healthy Housing, is the focus in 2018.

Housing is on the tops of minds across the country. Kelowna, like many other cities across Canada, is facing rapidly escalating housing costs, extremely low rental vacancy and increased population growth.

In order to positively impact the housing challenges in Kelowna, a Healthy Housing Strategy has recently been drafted. This Strategy was built using significant research from the Housing Needs Assessment as well as engagement with the public and key stakeholders.

During the first phase of engagement we received insight into attitudes and challenges regarding housing, and heard some key highlights:

  • Affordability was the value that was ranked highest as a priority for the Healthy Housing Strategy, with stability and accessibility for all ages and abilities ranking close behind.
  • Residents are interested in a variety of housing forms and tenure to further improve Kelowna’s state of housing; and
  • The majority of respondents agreed that developers and government both play a role in providing affordable housing units to residents.

Residents were invited to join the City of Kelowna for an information session to discuss the proposed actions for the Healthy Housing Strategy, May 9 and had the opportunity to share input their via an online survey until May 14.

The proposed actions in detail can be found to the right under "Document Library".

Keep informed on the Healthy Housing Strategy by subscribing to e-Updates.

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    I just completed your online form. Said it was "submitting....." then back to the start again. Did my survey get submitted? There was nothing to indicate it was accepted or received, so I don't know if you got it or not? How about adding a "submitted" page or "did not work, try again" page?

    MyCityofKelowna asked about 2 years ago

    Your survey has been received and you should have received email confirmation. An acknowledgement message has also been created letting survey takers know they successfully submitted the survey. Thank you for the feedback!