2021 Housing Needs Assessment Report

In April 2019, provincial legislative requirements took effect that require all local governments to collect data and analyze trends in order to assess current and anticipated housing needs. These housing needs reports are to follow provincial reporting guidelines and include historical data, current data, and/or projections on approximately 50 distinct kinds of data related to housing and local economic and demographic conditions.

The 2021 report provides a summary of current and future housing needs for the region based on the data review. It is important to note that this study provides a potential picture of the current housing situation across the region and estimates how this may evolve over next five years but does not make recommendations on how to address regional housing needs. It is meant to support conversations about housing need and provide decision-makers, planners, community members, service providers, businesses, and housing developers with the information they need to undertake future housing work across the region.

The report area includes the following municipalities and electoral areas:

  • District of Summerland
  • Electoral Area “A” (Rural Osoyoos)
  • City of Penticton
  • Electoral Area “B” (Cawston)
  • Town of Oliver
  • Electoral Area “C” (Oliver Rural)
  • Village of Keremeos
  • Electoral “D” (East Skaha / Vaseux)
  • Town of Princeton
  • Electoral Area “E” (Naramata)
  • Town of Osoyoos
  • Electoral Area “F” (Okanagan Lake West / West Bench)
  • Electoral Area “G” (Rural Keremeos)
  • Electoral Area “H” (Princeton Rural)
  • Electoral Area “I” (Kaleden / Apex)