Housing Strategy

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At the Nov. 28, 2023 Regular Council Meeting, Council endorsed the West Kelowna Housing Strategy, which explores the policy tools and actions needed to address housing attainability and affordability, supply, and a diversity of types. It seeks to fill gaps in a coordinated approach involving municipal, provincial, and federal governments together with our community, housing providers and service groups. The final plan incorporates Council, stakeholder and community feedback obtained this past summer. It also provides measurables for monitoring newly created housing units.

What we heard - Engagement results

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed their thoughts, ideas and feedback on the draft Housing Strategy. Read the What We Heard Report to learn more about the input we received from the community.

Find out more about the West Kelowna Housing Strategy:



  About the project

The City has prepared its first Housing Strategy to address local housing needs through achievable and collaborative policies and actions. Building on the recently completed Housing Needs Assessment and Unique Identifier Count, the draft Housing Strategy identifies a set of strategies and actions to improve housing throughout the community. Read the draft Housing Strategy for more information. 

While this Housing Strategy outlines a roadmap for City action on housing, it acknowledges that improving housing outcomes in the community requires commitment and collaboration from the entire housing sector, including Provincial and Federal governments, non-profit housing providers, and private developers. Successful outcomes also require the ongoing support and engagement of the broader community. Learn more about the process on our Housing webpage.


Linking the Housing Strategy to the Official Community Plan

Our Official Community Plan (OCP) 2020-2040 describes the City’s long-term vision, objectives and policies to help guide growth within the community. The Housing Strategy intends to complement the direction set out in the OCP by providing high level guidance towards future policy and bylaw development to accommodate growth that meets our community’s diverse housing needs. Find out more about the OCP.


  Project timeline

To stay informed, please sign up for project updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe.

At the Nov. 28, 2023 Regular Council Meeting, Council endorsed the West Kelowna Housing Strategy, which explores the policy tools and actions needed to address housing attainability and affordability, supply, and a diversity of types. It seeks to fill gaps in a coordinated approach involving municipal, provincial, and federal governments together with our community, housing providers and service groups. The final plan incorporates Council, stakeholder and community feedback obtained this past summer. It also provides measurables for monitoring newly created housing units.

What we heard - Engagement results

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed their thoughts, ideas and feedback on the draft Housing Strategy. Read the What We Heard Report to learn more about the input we received from the community.

Find out more about the West Kelowna Housing Strategy:



  About the project

The City has prepared its first Housing Strategy to address local housing needs through achievable and collaborative policies and actions. Building on the recently completed Housing Needs Assessment and Unique Identifier Count, the draft Housing Strategy identifies a set of strategies and actions to improve housing throughout the community. Read the draft Housing Strategy for more information. 

While this Housing Strategy outlines a roadmap for City action on housing, it acknowledges that improving housing outcomes in the community requires commitment and collaboration from the entire housing sector, including Provincial and Federal governments, non-profit housing providers, and private developers. Successful outcomes also require the ongoing support and engagement of the broader community. Learn more about the process on our Housing webpage.


Linking the Housing Strategy to the Official Community Plan

Our Official Community Plan (OCP) 2020-2040 describes the City’s long-term vision, objectives and policies to help guide growth within the community. The Housing Strategy intends to complement the direction set out in the OCP by providing high level guidance towards future policy and bylaw development to accommodate growth that meets our community’s diverse housing needs. Find out more about the OCP.


  Project timeline

To stay informed, please sign up for project updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe.

  • Thank you for sharing your feedback on our Draft Housing Strategy. The survey is now closed. In the fall, results of what we heard will be compiled and shared with the community prior to Council’s consideration of adoption of the Housing Strategy.

    Tell us what you think!

    We are inviting residents, stakeholders and partners to provide feedback on the draft directions and strategies of the Housing Strategy. 

    Feedback will remain open until August 23. The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All questions are optional. 

    We encourage participants to review the draft Housing Strategy while completing the survey.

    Thank you for providing your feedback on this important project. 


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