Rental Housing Index

In 2014, BCNPHA and Vancity credit union partnered to develop the Rental Housing Index for British Columbia.  After recognizing its value to local planning initiatives, the partners created a cross-Canada partnership of organizations to develop the Canadian Rental Housing Index.  The Index provides a detailed analysis of the affordability and suitability of rental housing for various income groups in more than 800 municipalities and regions, as well as all 338 federal electoral districts.  The Index will be updated after each Census period, allowing us to track our progress in ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable housing.  The Canadian Rental Housing Index provides a solid technical foundation for policy making decisions at all levels of government.

The Canadian Rental Housing Index was launched in Toronto on September 10, 2015.

If you have any media requests and would like to interview a BCNPHA spokesperson, please contact Dean Pogas, Director, Operations & Communications, at 778.945.2163 or

If you have any data questions about the Rental Housing Index, please contact Brian Clifford, Policy Manager, at 778.945.2159 or

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