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Community Benefit Bonus Policy

Affordable and Special Needs Housing

Burnaby’s Community Benefit Bonus Policy generates a range of non-market housing through contributions to the Housing Fund and construction of new units. These contributions are provided by new development projects in Town Centre areas, in exchange for a density bonus. While some developers have constructed extra units, which are then managed by non-profit societies and tenanted by those with low incomes and/or special needs, most have opted for a cash-in-lieu contribution. Twenty percent of all cash-in-lieu contributions are allocated to the Housing Fund.

For examples of some of the projects funded through the Community Benefit Bonus Policy, see the links below.

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Housing Fund Projects

Browse some of the housing projects supported by the Community Benefit Bonus Housing Fund.
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In-kind Housing Units

Browse some of the housing projects constructed under the Community Benefit Bonus Policy.
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City Lands Program for Non-Market Housing

Find out more about the City’s program to lease land for new non-market housing, with support from the Housing Fund.
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