BCNPHA research has investigated a wide range of issues related to affordable housing. Our goal is to advance the cause of affordable housing and, in the process, support non-profit housing providers and inform public policy that will help ensure everyone has a safe place to call home.

Our research papers have explored densification and transportation, housing options for seniors and people with developmental disabilities, staffing issues in the sector, systemic barriers in housing for women leaving violent relationships, addressing homelessness, and much more.

Building Support Projects

A community-based project on equitable access to housing services for immigrant and refugee women leaving violence.

Research Papers

Accurate data generated through BCNPHA’s research means we can better understand the scope of the multi-layered and intersecting issues feeding the affordable housing and homelessness crisis.


BCNPHA created the first ever publicly available provincial and regional projections of rental housing demand and core housing need for BC and for 28 regional districts.

Survey Projects

Learn about the data we collect to better understand the housing needs and demands across B.C.

2020 Homeless Count

Governments, funders and community agencies rely on data from homeless counts to help make informed policy and program decisions. The count was conducted by BCNPHA.