CSRD surveys housing needs in Falkland, Deep Creek, Salmon Valley

CSRD housing needs survey

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is conducting a housing needs assessment for rural areas including Falkland, Deep Creek and the Salmon Valley.

The project encompasses Electoral Areas B, D and F.

Area B is rural Revelstoke, Area D encompasses Ranchero, Falkland, Deep Creek and the Salmon Valley, while Electoral Area F is the North Shuswap.

The district is seeking resident input on important housing issues including affordability, accessibility and availability.

The survey is available online at the CSRD website.

It is being conducted by Urbanics Consultants Ltd. and is designed to develop a better understanding of current and emerging housing needs.

The work is being supported by a $45,000 grant from the Union of BC Municipalities.

"Electoral Areas within the CSRD are each experiencing different population trends that will impact how to approach housing policy. The survey will help identify needs or issues which are specific to these various Electoral Areas," the district says.

Assessments for Electoral Areas C and E have already been completed, and in Electoral Area A an assessment is taking place in partnership with the Town of Golden.

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