Housing Action Plan

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In 2019, the City began developing a Housing Action Plan to help address Delta’s current and future housing needs.

For Phase 1 of this project, we conducted a Housing Needs Assessment with residents and stakeholders to better understand Delta’s current housing situation and decide what are Delta’s priority needs for housing. The key areas we identified are:






Phase 2 saw the development of draft strategies to address the needs identified in Phase 1. Through the input of Council, stakeholders and the broader community, those strategies were further refined and incorporated into a draft Housing Action Plan.


Draft Housing Action Plan

The City is now in Phase 3 of the development of the Housing Action Plan, and is looking for community input on the Plan. You can find a copy of the draft Plan here. Through eight strategies, each of which has multiple specific actions, the Plan reflects the City's commitment to taking action on housing over the next five years. The strategies are:

  1. Promote priority housing types through a comprehensive incentives package
  2. Explore ways to increase land availability for priority housing
  3. Introduce tenant relocation and rental stock protection policies
  4. Pilot prezoning in select areas near town centres
  5. Create opportunities for gentle density
  6. Increase the number of accessible units in Delta
  7. Strengthen partnerships and advocacy
  8. Pilot inclusionary zoning


Next steps

Now that the consultation period has closed as of September 8, the input received from the public and key stakeholders will be used to further refine the draft Housing Action Plan. The draft Plan is expected to be presented to Delta Council in Fall 2021 for consideration.

In 2019, the City began developing a Housing Action Plan to help address Delta’s current and future housing needs.

For Phase 1 of this project, we conducted a Housing Needs Assessment with residents and stakeholders to better understand Delta’s current housing situation and decide what are Delta’s priority needs for housing. The key areas we identified are:






Phase 2 saw the development of draft strategies to address the needs identified in Phase 1. Through the input of Council, stakeholders and the broader community, those strategies were further refined and incorporated into a draft Housing Action Plan.


Draft Housing Action Plan

The City is now in Phase 3 of the development of the Housing Action Plan, and is looking for community input on the Plan. You can find a copy of the draft Plan here. Through eight strategies, each of which has multiple specific actions, the Plan reflects the City's commitment to taking action on housing over the next five years. The strategies are:

  1. Promote priority housing types through a comprehensive incentives package
  2. Explore ways to increase land availability for priority housing
  3. Introduce tenant relocation and rental stock protection policies
  4. Pilot prezoning in select areas near town centres
  5. Create opportunities for gentle density
  6. Increase the number of accessible units in Delta
  7. Strengthen partnerships and advocacy
  8. Pilot inclusionary zoning


Next steps

Now that the consultation period has closed as of September 8, the input received from the public and key stakeholders will be used to further refine the draft Housing Action Plan. The draft Plan is expected to be presented to Delta Council in Fall 2021 for consideration.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Now that you've reviewed the Housing Action Plan, it's time to submit your comments.  What are your thoughts on the Plan?  You may want to consider:

    • How the Plan affects housing in Delta
    • How the different strategies will impact your neighbourhood
    • The Plan's fit with the City’s goals and priorities
    • Any changes you feel are needed to address your concerns


    Please note that any correspondence submitted to the City of Delta with respect to the Plan will become public information under the Freedom of Information Act, so we would ask you to provide your name and address.

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