Rental revival?: Exploring the potential implications of applying residential rental tenure zoning in Metro Vancouver

Erian Scott-Iversen, Vancouver Island University-Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University-Royal Roads University, Sylvie Lafrenière
In a region like Metro Vancouver, where housing costs have recently risen faster than household incomes, an affordable housing supply is necessary to ensure safe, secure housing is available to all residents. Local governments are at the forefront of the housing crisis and are exploring ways of diversifying housing options to address current and anticipated housing needs in their communities. The introduction of residential rental tenure zoning (rental zoning) may provide an innovative way for
more » ... ocal governments to do this. This research explores the potential implications of applying rental zoning in Metro Vancouver by interviewing municipal planners from six different local governments within the Lower Mainland. Ultimately, the findings of this research suggest that the application of rental zoning may help local governments address some of their rental housing objectives, but this tool in and of itself is not a panacea to the region's housing crisis.
doi:10.25316/ir-7044 fatcat:beqjdgrvyjda3gyhipw7towvwy