Reports & Publications


Cowichan Housing Needs Assessment, 2021
CVRD Regional Housing Needs Assessment Report​, 2021
Sub-Regional Housing Needs Reports, CVRD, 2021


Cowichan Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count, 2020
Duncan/Cowichan Valley – 2020 Homeless Count,  HSABC, 2020


Cowichan Attainable Housing Strategy, 2019
More information about the Cowichan Attainable Housing Strategy can be found here.
Cowichan Attainable Housing Strategy, CHA, 2019
Cowichan Attainable Housing Strategy Background Report, CHA, 2019


Close to Home: Housing First for Youth in the Cowichan Valley, 2018

Close to Home Final Report – May 2018

Close to Home, Housing First Plan for Youth – 2018

Close to Home, Housing First for Youth Needs Assessment – 2018


Cowichan Housing Association Snapshots Series, 2017
The Cost of Homelessness Cowichan Region  Cowichan Housing Association, 2017
Homelessness Cowichan Region  Cowichan Housing Association, 2017


Additional Reports & Research

nuts’a’ maat shqwaluwun / Working with One Heart & Mind: A plan to address and prevent homelessness in the Cowichan Region – April 2018


Housing Affordability
Opening Doors: Unlocking Housing Supply for Affordability Final report of the Canada-British Columbia Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability, 2021


Housing Strategies
Homes For BC: A 30-point Plan for Housing,   Gov’t of British Columbia, 2018
Canada’s National Housing Strategy: A Place to Call Home   Gov’t of Canada, 2017


Youth Homelessness
Ending Youth Homelessness  Stephen Gaetz, 2012
Without a Home: National Youth Homelessness Survey  Stephen Gaetz et al, 2012
Youth Homelessness Fact Sheet Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, 2012


Costs of Homelessness
The Real Cost of Homelessness in Canada  Homeless Hub, 2012
The Costs of Homelessness in British Columbia , 2001
Homelessness in Canada  A Funder’s Primer on Understanding the Tragedy on Canadian Streets, 2012


Homelessness, Addiction, & Mental Illness: A Call to Action for BC, Simon Fraser University, 2021
Hidden Homelessness in Canada Samantha Rodrigue, 2016
Putting an End To Child and Family Homelessness Summary, 2016
Maintaining Housing Guidebook for Emergency Shelters and Outreach Service Providers BC Housing, 2012
Homelessness and Health, 2007
Why is Rural Homelessness Different Article, 2014
A Response to Homelessness in Nanaimo A Housing First Approach, 2008
Housing Low-Income People in BC’s Capital Region Report by United Way, 2007
Housing for People with Substance Use and Current Disorders Summary of Literature and Annotated Bibliography, Center for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions, Simon Fraser University, 2007
Best Practices Research: Holding On Supporting Successful Tenancies for the Hard to House – Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg


Homelessness Prevention
Responding to Homeless Needs Through Housing Canadian Housing And Renewal Association, 2016
The First City to End Homelessness: A Case Study of Medicine Hat’s Approach Turner and Rogers, 2014
At Home in Medicine Hat Our Plan to End Homelessness Alina Turner, 2014