Read the 2021 Housing Needs Report here.
Updates were recently made to the Whistler Housing Authority Rental Program. Learn more about changes to eligibility, income qualification and more. View details.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s goal is to work with community stakeholders to achieve appropriate and affordable housing for the resort’s workforce
1. Tourist Accommodation Review
The Tourist Accommodation Review ensures residential homes are not being used for nightly rental.
2. Home Run Program
The Home Run Program matches resort businesses with property owners.
3. Development Cost Charge Update
An update to the Employee Housing Service Charge Bylaw is underway to ensure commercial, industrial and tourist accommodation developments are contributing towards new employee housing.
4. Build additional employee restricted housing
RMOW plans to expand Cheakamus Crossing to build more employee-restriced housing for the permanent resident workforce. In addition, Whistler Housing Authority continues to work on other housing projects.
5. Allow private employee housing developments
Allow the private development of resident restricted housing on underdeveloped private lands.
6. Infill housing opportunities
A new and expanded infill program is being considered to permit the addition of a new resident restricted dwelling to existing residential properties.
7. Refine employee restricted eligibility and enforcement
Further refine employee restricted eligibility and enforcement to protect housing for Whistler’s workforce.
Mayor’s Task Force on Resident Housing Process
The Task Force engaged in an extensive process convening several times in addition to a number of sub-committee working groups. Whistler’s Housing Context Infographic on a page.
- October 8, 2019: Insights into the WHA Purchase Waitlist
- July 23, 2019: Updates to Employee Rental Housing Policy & Enhanced Focus on Enforcement
- April 16, 2019: Project update Mayor’s Task Force on Resident Housing Initiative #7
- March 6, 2018: Update on progress of Task Force initiatives, including household income and affordability considerations.
- January 23, 2018: Resident Housing Updates regarding WHA and Cheakamus Crossing future developments.
- December 19, 2017: Housing Task Force Council Presentation & Final Report From the Mayor’s Task Force. Council received the final report and directed staff to implement the Task Force actions as a priority and ensure appropriate staff resources are allocated accordingly.
- October 3, 2017: Task Force Recommendations to Council. Council passed a resolution to direct staff to arrange a community engagement forum to seek feedback on the proposed recommendations.
- March 7, 2017: Update to Council on housing regarding the progress to date and the upcoming housing needs survey.
- August 22, 2019: Community Information Session: Employee Rental Housing Policy updates
- November 2, 2017: Community Forum Presentation. The Community Forum had a strong attendance and extensive participation by community members in the dialogue sessions.
- June 6, 2017:Community Housing Survey Key Findings & 2017 Community Housing Survey Full Report. Extensive Research was conducted to better understand the current and future housing needs. 1,519 respondents filled out the online survey following a random phone and intercept survey of 575 workers and 201 homeowners launched in March.