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About VAHA

Our mission is to create and implement innovative solutions for below-market housing.

VAHA's vision is for all Vancouver residents to have access to affordable, safe, and quality homes.

Building on City-owned land, VAHA liaises with investment, development, and community partners to create below-market housing options. Using innovative building techniques and unique partnerships, we are focused on building high quality rental housing for individuals and families on low to moderate incomes across Vancouver.

Our mandate is to deliver 2,500 new affordable homes by 2021. Currently, VAHA has 2,288 units under development, which excludes 606 modular units scheduled to complete in 2018.

VAHA aims to:

• Be a competent, accountable, and trusted agency that
delivers quality affordable housing in the fastest and most economical way possible;

• Deliver 2,500 or more housing units by 2021;

• Form trusted relationships with a variety of housing partners
to create affordable housing in Vancouver; and

• Develop housing types that are most in need, but are not
delivered by the private market.

“Affordable housing is our number one priority – everyone in Vancouver should have somewhere safe and secure they can call home. Innovative housing solutions are crucial in providing homes that are accessible to all people to ensure our residents can stay living and working in the city.”

– Mayor Kennedy Stewart

Our Values


VAHA commits to developing quality affordable housing through transparent collaboration.


VAHA liaises with investment, development, and community partners to create affordable housing.


VAHA promotes technology and innovation in design, construction, investment, and management of housing through the partnerships we make.


Ryan Bigelow

Director and Chief Executive Officer (Acting)

Heather Oland

Senior Development Manager

Allahyar Raza

Development Manager

Gina Ford

Development Manager

Mark Simpson

Project Manager

Oversight Committee

Sadhu Johnston (Chair)

City Manager, City of Vancouver (COV)

Sandra Singh

General Manager of Arts, Culture, and Community Services, COV

Patrice Impey

General Manager of Finance, Risk, and Supply Chain, COV

Gill Kelly

General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, COV

Ryan Bigelow

Director and Chief Executive Officer, VAHA (Acting)