The CVRD conducted a Regional Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
during 2014. The purpose of the study was to better understand housing needs within the region's municipalities (Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, North Cowichan) and electoral areas (Area A - Mill Bay/Malahat, Area B - Shawnigan Lake, Area C - Cobble Hill, Area D - Cowichan Bay, Area E - Cowichan-Koksilah, Area F - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands, Area H - North Oyster/Diamond, Area I - Youbou/Meade Creek).
The CVRD has also examined the feasibility of developing a community facility including seniors' housing at the Cobble Hill Common located in Cobble Hill Village. The Cobble Hill Common Feasibility Study
was an outcome of the Cobble Hill Age Friendly project.