The Community Development Institute (CDI), working with the City of Prince George has developed two complementary reports, the City of Prince George Housing Strategy Framework and the City of Prince George Housing Need and Demand Study.
This report, the City of Prince George Housing Need and Demand Study, was developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors that will influence housing need and demand in Prince George, including past trajectories, current status, and future trends related to population, income, households, housing stock, and neighbourhood development. In addition to providing a city-wide perspective, the report explores many of these factors on a neighbourhood level. The neighbourhoods studied were identified as: East Bowl, West Bowl, Tyner/Cranbrook, North of Nechako, Blackburn, College Heights, and Westgate. The study also identifies a number of specific housing needs and opportunities.
The information collected through the study informed the development of the City of Prince George Housing Strategy Framework, a tool that the City can use to collect, organize, and understand information and data that can help inform the development of housing strategies. It is also intended to be a tool that the City can use to monitor the implementation and impact of housing strategies over time and make decisions about housing development.