Under 55 Housing Needs Assessment 

Across BC., many communities are facing housing pressures.  Burns Lake is undertaking a survey as a community to learn more about the types of housing issues and challenges that we should be considering; this survey will explore the extent to which the present housing meets the needs of the community.  Through this survey, we are inviting your feedback on the housing needs you see in Burns Lake and your ideas about solutions. This survey will focus on the needs of residents under 55 years old.  The Village completed the 55+ Burns Lake and Area Needs Assessment in 2017, the study can be found at www.burnslake.ca or for a paper copy stop by the office.

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* 1. Where do you currently reside?

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* 2. What age category do you fit into?

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* 3. Do you currently rent or own?

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* 4. Please rate your general satisfaction with your current housing situation.

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* 5. Thinking about future housing plans, do you see your needs changing in the next 3 to 5 years?

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* 6. If you indicated that you believe your housing needs will change, please share with us what you think that change will be. For example: buy a house or move back in with parents.

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* 7. Thinking of OTHERS in the community, what do you see as the top three (3) housing needs or priorities - Check the top 3 needs only.

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* 8. to what extent do you believe affordability of housing is an issue for Burns Lake?  Please indicate your agreement with the statement that best reflects your views.

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* 9. Should Burns Lake be encouraging more rental housing?

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* 10. If Burns Lake were to get additional housing, which type of housing do you think is needed?

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* 11. Other communities have been doing some experimentation with different housing types to improve affordability and adequately meet the needs of their community.  Some of the different types of housing have included modular housing, laneway housing, coach housing, garden suites.  In your opinion, do you see any benefit from these different housing types for Burns Lake?

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* 12. Supportive Housing combines rental or housing assistance with individualized, flexible and voluntary support services for people with high needs related to physical or mental health, developmental disabilities or substance use. There would be a 24/7 on-site manager and programming to assist individuals to lead healthy, independent lives. Do you believe there is a need for a Supportive Housing Complex in Burns Lake?

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* 13. Please add any comments and suggestions to improve housing here.

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