Joint housing study for Elkford and Sparwood

A study in Elkford and Sparwood will help identify the housing needs of residents.

A study in Elkford and Sparwood will help identify the housing needs of residents.

The Districts of Elkford and Sparwood have joined forces to conduct a housing need and demand assessment. The study will not only include a detailed housing need and demand assessment for both communities, but also draft affordable housing strategies.

The project is supported by Columbia Basin Trust, the BC non-profit Housing Association, and Teck Coal.

The project will aim to obtain the input of citizens, businesses owners and interested stakeholders throughout the process. This formal public consultation process will include one-on-one interviews, online surveys and discussion forums, focus group meetings and much more.

“The findings of the study will broadly help to identify current and emerging affordable housing needs, generate a greater understanding of local housing and associated issues, such as housing prices, and provide direction to Elkford, Sparwood, the mining industry, and interested stakeholders for resolving housing related issues,” said Corien Speaker, Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Elkford.