Whistler’s Mayor’s Task Force on Resident Housing is launching a community housing needs survey this week. The survey, which builds on other work to date by the task force, will help the task force to better understand Whistler’s current housing situation, and specifically:
- how the existing inventory of residential homes is currently used by the various segments of the local population
- the evolution of household structures and current housing needs
- future anticipated workforce housing needs
- support for initiatives to address affordability for workforce housing
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, “We are gathering important data not currently available from other sources to help us understand our community’s present housing situation and support future decision-making.”
“If you receive a call or approached to complete the survey in person, please share your thoughts. We need a cross-section of people, who work in Whistler or own homes, including resident owners, second homeowners and commuting workforce, to complete the survey, to shed light on a wide range of housing perspectives and to inform the task force’s future work.”
The random phone survey of 600 workers and 200 homeowners will begin on March 22. An online survey will be available later for anyone who is not contacted by phone or surveyed in person.
The anonymous survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, is being conducted by MDB Insight, a professional municipal opinion research firm.
A survey report is expected to be finalized in May.
Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) presented an update to Council on March 7, on recent initiatives of the Mayor’s Task Force on Resident Housing, including the introduction of an upcoming community housing needs survey. The task force, which includes a broad group of community representatives and partners, was formed in the fall to explore and promote initiatives to support Whistler’s resident housing needs.
Learn more about housing initiatives at whistler.ca/housing.