Housing

 What to know about the municipal role in housing?

In British Columbia, the development of affordable housing is largely the role of the provincial government. BCHousing, an entity of the provincial government, is tasked with fulfilling directives of the Minister of Housing. (Link: https://www.bchousing.org/about/our-organization)

There are roles a municipality can play, and the District of Kitimat advocates and supports housing where it can.

For example, our Official Community Plan - an 83 page document about how our town should develop and grow - specifically calls for and encourages senior levels of government to develop affordable housing in Kitimat (www.kitimat.ca/reports).

The current Council Strategic Plan also lists affordable housing as one of the six main priorities the elected Council has for this term. (again, www.kitimat.ca/reports)

Finally, developing affordable housing is a key goal in our Economic Development Strategic Plan. (For a more in-depth look at this plan: https://getinvolved.kitimat.ca/kitimats-economic-development-strategy)

It's truly a big issue but the District offers support where it can.

Browse this page for further links and resources for housing information.

Housing Fact Sheets
Affordable Housing, Funding, and Subsidies

Aboriginal Housing Management Association
M'akola Housing Society
BC Housing
BC Housing Secondary Suites Incentive Program
Affordable Rental Housing Program
Rental Assistance Program
Subsidized Housing
Subsidized Housing for Families, Seniors, and People Living with Disabilities
Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters
Home Adaptations for Independence
Funding Opportunities for Housing Partners
Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
National Housing Strategy
Place to Call Home
Seed Funding Program
Kitimat Housing Resource Project
Poverty Law Advocate Program

  • Michelle McGregor
    Available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    Phone: 250-639-6003
    Email: mmcgregor@kitimatcdc.ca
    102 - 370 City Centre (in the Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal building)

Outreach worker for the homeless and for those at-risk of homelessness

  • Phone: 250-639-2553 or 250-639-6065

District of Kitimat
   Affordable Housing Fund
  2020 Housing Action Plan and Needs Assessment

Real Estate

realtor.ca

Pace Realty

Re/Max Kitimat

Nest Property Management and Real Estate Services

Century 21

Rental Listings

Property Managers

Hillcrest Place Apartments

Kitimat Apartments

Oceanview Apartments

Kuldo Suites

Midtown Apartments

  • Phone: 250-632-1543

Sunshine Apartments

  • Phone: 250-632-1857
Landlord and Tenant Resources

Ready to Rent BC

Rental Owners and Managers Society

  • Phone: 1-800-330-6707

Residential Tenancy Branch

Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre

"Home Suite Home" - Guidelines on How to Add and Manage a Secondary Suite or Accessory Dwelling Unit in British Columbia

 

Small Scale, Multi Unit Housing

In 2023, the Province of British Columbia introduced changes for residential zoning in communities with greater than 5,000 people.

Now with the creation of small-scale, multi-unit housing zones, Kitimat as with other communities in the province must permit from two-to-six housing units within residential zones that are otherwise restricted to single-family dwellings and duplexes.

The District of Kitimat will be updating its own bylaws to comply with this new legislation by June 30, 2024.

For information about these changes, please read this informational toolkit. 

Statistics

Dwelling Units by Street

Housing Affordability Indicators (produced by BC Northern Real Estate Board)

Work Plan

Housing Action Plan and Needs Assessment Work Plan 2020

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