At the Cowichan Housing Association (CHA), we believe that stable, secure, accessible and affordable housing is foundational to healthy individuals, families and communities. We work to increase affordable housing options and to reduce homelessness in the Cowichan Region through research, community development, homelessness prevention programming and facilitating affordable housing development.
We build community capacity for increasing housing by:
The Challenge: The need for housing exceeds the ability of the market and the capacity of the not for profit sectors to fulfill that need. There is both a lack of financial resources and personnel to enable development and implementation of housing plans.
The Solution: The Regional Housing Service assists in building the capacity of project proponents to carry their projects forward to completion and to leverage funding from senior levels of government to be able to complete projects.
The Attainable Housing Strategy: In April of 2019, Cowichan Housing Association developed the Attainable Housing Strategy for the CVRD that identifies clear priorities and targets for success.
“Safe, affordable, culturally appropriate housing for everyone in the Cowichan Region”