2024 Provincial Housing Legislation

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Provincial housing and financial regulations

In the fall of 2023, the B.C. Government passed several new pieces of legislation that apply across the province and will impact the City of Prince George’s land use planning framework. The new legislation is intended to fulfill the Homes for People plan priorities to close the gap between housing supply and demand in BC. The following provides an overview of the legislation, helpful resources, and the City's next steps.

Next steps

To comply with recent housing initiatives and legislation, the City is working to:

  1. Amend the Zoning Bylaw for all single detached and duplex zones within the City’s urban boundary to comply with the new legislation by June 30, 2024.
  2. Complete interim Housing Needs Report by December 31, 2024.
  3. Amend Development Cost Charges (DCC) bylaw and submit for Ministry of Municipal Affairs approval.
  4. Update the Official Community Plan (OCP) including housing needs and Transit-Oriented Areas (TOAs) to comply with provincial requirements by December 31, 2025.

The City is continuing to review the new legislation and will update this page as new information is available. To learn more, visit the provincial website for local government housing initiatives.


If you have questions please contact Development Services.