Coquitlam ranked highest in the number of Tri-City households that were on the BC housing waitlist, from 2010-2016. The number of Coquitlam households on the waitlist increased from 360 to 654 over the five-year period.
The largest increase in the number of Coquitlam households on the waitlist occurred from 2010-2011 when 90 households applied for subsidized housing. The second highest increase for applications for rent-to-income homes by households in the city occurred from 2015-2016 when 70 households applied for subsidized homes.
The number of households on the waitlist in Port Coquitlam decreased from 179 to 168 in 2011-2012 and to 156 in 2013. Requests for BC housing in the city jumped from 156 to 170 in 2013-2014 and from 170 to 191 in 2014-2015.
In Port Moody the number of households on the waitlist decreased from 52 to 48 in 2013-2014 before increasing to 70 in 2015 and 74 in 2016.
BC Housing owns housing units in different parts of Metro Vancouver.
The Coquitlam city council has had a housing strategy in place since 2007 and depends on partnerships in the non-profit, private and public sectors to address housing affordability.
Data source: Metro Vancouver Housing Data Book, 2016