Low-Income Market Housing in Victoria

The research in this report shows that Victoria does not have a low-income housing market. This research was conducted to understand the low-income end of the market housing spectrum in Victoria. As provincial and federal layers of government have forsaken their responsibilities to provide social housing, people struggling to get by increasingly need to rely on market housing to find shelter.

The low end of the market housing spectrum in Victoria is poorly understood. Unlike in Vancouver, where the Carnegie Community Action Project has been producing an annual report on the housing crisis, no similar report exists in Victoria. The data presented here attempts to respond to this need and to help community-based organizing efforts around housing issues.