Housing Needs Reports

Housing needs reports are a way for communities to better understand their current and future housing needs. These reports can help identify existing and projected gaps in housing supply by collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information about local demographics, economics, housing stock, and other factors. A housing needs report is critical to developing a housing strategy or action plan.

Local governments are required by provincial legislation to develop housing needs reports by:

  • Collecting information to identify current and projected housing needs;
  • Using that information to prepare and publish an online housing needs report which shows current and projected housing needs for at least the next five years, and;
  • Considering the most recently collected information and housing needs report when amending official community plans and regional growth strategies.
Dease Lake Housing Needs Report
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, in partnership with the Tahltan Band Council, are conducting research to complete a Housing Needs Report to better understand current and future housing needs in Electoral Area F (Dease Lake).

If you live in the Dease Lake area, you are invited to complete an online survey to help the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine understand how your housing needs are changing. Completed surveys will be entered into a draw for one of two $100 gift cards.

You can complete the online survey by clicking here. There will also be paper copies of survey available in Dease Lake.
Greater Terrace Housing Needs Report

Decorative: Greater Terrace Housing Needs Report

The Regional District, in partnership with the City of Terrace, completed the Greater Terrace Housing Needs Report in December 2020 for the City of Terrace and Electoral Areas C and E.

The final report is linked below:


Upper Skeena Housing Needs Report
The Regional District, in partnership with the Village of Hazelton and District of New Hazelton, completed the Upper Skeena Housing Needs Report in April 2021. This report covers the two municipalities and Electoral Area B.

The final report is linked below:

- Upper Skeena Housing Needs Report