A cornerstone of preventing and solving homelessness is access to safe, affordable housing – with or without supports. We understand that people will continue to experience homelessness in our community due to economic, health or other reasons outside of their control. The Coalition’s goal is to prevent homelessness where we can and shorten the amount of time people experience it.

It’s estimated that as many of 1,500 units of affordable housing and more than 250 supportive housing units are required to end homelessness in Greater Victoria. Read our report: Housing and Homelessness in Greater Victoria for more information.

We’ve accomplished a lot since the Coalition was created in 2008, but more is required.

Housing Built and Proposed in Greater Victoria

Priority Housing Project List (PHPL)

The PHPL is a list of projects currently in development or concept stages in Greater Victoria. Only projects that meet the Coalition’s guidelines are accepted to the list, becoming priorities for the Coalition. For detailed information about the projects: Priority Housing Project List.

Projects on the Priority Housing Project List:

  • Cottage Grove (Saanich)
  • Rosalie’s Village (Saanich)
  • Cedar Grove (Victoria)
  • Siem Lelum Phase II (Victoria)
  • Wilson’s Walk (Victoria)
  • Streets to Homes (rental supplements across Greater Victoria)
  • Apply to the PHPL

It is important to note that while housing shortages are the primary driver of homelessness, there are other factors to consider – poverty, domestic violence, challenges facing on- and off-reserve Aboriginal persons, untreated mental illness and addiction. A plan to create housing should be considered in the context of a broader strategy.