Small Housing has big solutions to the housing crisis. 

At Small Housing, our mission is to accelerate the adoption of gentle density housing in communities across British Columbia. With single-detached housing representing upwards of 50% of the housing options across the province, there is a big opportunity to create more homes in existing neighbourhoods and more homes within reach.

We are a non-profit organization that collaborates with government, industry, and homeowners to enable the introduction of ground-oriented housing in single-family zones.

We work to advance policy and regulatory tools, best practices for home designs, development proformas and affordable housing models, and build the capacity of the sector to increase supply.

At Small Housing, our team of experts brings together a diverse range of backgrounds, including developers, designers, academics and affordable housing specialists. We offer a unique blend of insights that bridge planning, policy, and proformas to support the growth of more equitable and resilient neighbourhoods in British Columbia.

Small Housing catalyzes the evolution of single-family neighbourhoods to provide ground oriented homes, equitable for all.

We are committed to supporting innovation in housing policy, planning, finance, design, and construction, with the aim of creating more housing options, inclusive of attainable and below-market housing.

By enabling gentle density and creating more equitable and resilient neighbourhoods, we support the development of thriving communities across the province.

Meet the Team

Executive Director

Tamara White

Tamara White leads Small Housing’s team, focusing on municipal capacity-building work, cross-sector partnerships and research efforts, with the objective of scaling up attainable gentle density housing supply. She is a planner and affordable housing specialist, with a background in community-based development. She has conducted extensive international and domestic research and policy analysis and has held roles within government housing and planning agencies (Brazil, China, Canada), with work spanning the housing spectrum from homelessness and supportive housing to affordable home ownership.

Board of Directors

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