The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to providing a variety of comfortable, non-market housing options for local employee residents. Thanks to the community's ongoing commitment to resident housing, 75 per cent of the local workforce continues to live within municipal boundaries.
Whistler’s long-term success as a vibrant resort community is dependent on a stable, resident workforce: people and families that can affordably live, work and play in Whistler.
Whistler 2020 describes a vision for resident housing in Whistler and highlights a range of existing and proposed actions to achieve this vision. The Whistler2020 Monitoring Program uses indicators to track and report the community’s status and progress according to stated priorities, including resident housing.
Whistler's resident housing program provides affordable alternatives to market housing for full time, permanent and seasonal employees, seniors and families. Both rental and ownership units in a mix of sizes and locations are available through this program and are restricted exclusively to Whistler residents.
Whistler Housing Resources:
Whistler Housing Authority
The Whistler Housing Authority (WHA), formed in October 1997, was created to oversee the development of resident restricted housing in Whistler through the use of the Employee Housing Fund.
Visit the Whistler Housing Authority website for more information.
Whistler's Mature Action Committee (MAC) is a registered, non-profit organization formed to address the issues and social and housing needs of seniors.
For more information, visit the Mature Action Committee's website.
Infill Housing Opportunities
The RMOW is working on a housing initiative that could see the inventory of resident housing opportunities expand with little cost to the community. It’s called infill housing and the neighborhood of Alpine South could become the site of a future infill pilot project in Whistler.
Click here for more information on Infill Housing.