Housing Needs Assessment Engagement Summary Released

Following several months of engagement, a new report has been released summarizing the results of the consultation for the Regional District of East Kootenay’s Housing Needs Assessment.  

“Through the course of stakeholder interviews, surveys, and focus groups, a number of local and regional themes were identified in relation to housing in our rural areas,” says RDEK Planning Coordinator Karen MacLeod. “The findings have been compiled into a summary document, which is now available on the project page.” 

In total, there were nearly 700 responses to the surveys. The feedback gathered throughout the consultation was used to help inform the East Kootenay Housing Needs Assessment reports, which are expected to be presented to the RDEK Board in December. 

The project is focused on the RDEK’s six Electoral Areas and is aimed at gaining a better understanding of the housing challenges across the rural areas of the region and identify existing and projected gaps in the housing supply.   

The Regional District has partnered with M’akola Development Services on the Housing Needs Assessment.  To learn more about the project, visit https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/housing