Recommendation #7: Employee Restricted Housing Program Refinement
Status: IN PROGRESS 2019
Refine the employee restricted program, in particular eligibility criteria and enforcement framework.
As part of the Mayor’s Task Force, the need was identified to review the current criteria for employee housing eligibility and how it is enforced. This initiative addresses community concerns raised about employee eligibility qualifications and misuse of employee restricted homes to ensure a fair process for Whistler residents to access non-market housing.
The Resort Municipality established the Whistler Housing Authority as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1997 with the objective to provide housing for resort employees. That intent continues today with employee restricted housing inventory available to those who meet certain criteria, including meeting the definition of an employee.