Hidden Homes: Building an Accessible and Adaptable Housing Registry in Metro Vancouver

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Adequate housing for Persons with (Dis)abilities (PWD) is a current issue in Metro Vancouver, and as the rate of PWD grows, concerns will intensify. There is no tracking system to catalogue newly built or renovated accessible, or adaptable homes in Metro Vancouver as a region. This study proposes a policy portfolio for how best to proceed in tracking and listing accessible and adaptable housing in Metro Vancouver. The methodology consists of a secondary data analysis of the interviews conducted by Evans (2013) and a thematic analysis of the primary data collected in the internet surveys issued for this study. Surveys provide insight into establishing a housing registry for accessible and adaptable housing at a municipal and regional level. Surveys also identify challenges currently facing municipalities and organizations in tracking housing data, and suggestions for how to overcome challenges.
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