Homes for Living is a volunteer organization focused on improving housing afffordability and availability for people across Greater Victoria. The rankings are based on housing track records, public statements on housing, platforms, and replies to our housing survey. Rankings DO NOT represent a political endorsement and voters are encouraged to do their own research. The data pertains exclusively to housing, those interested in other issues should consider information provided by other organizations and research candidates independently.
Our top ranked candidates for mayor and council can be found below. Please review the full details of the scoring including candidates' responses to our survey in the data table at the bottom of the page.
- Marianne Alto - Marianne Alto has a strong record on housing. During her current term in office, she has approved all housing projects which have come before council during public hearing including 3248 rental homes. She has voted in favour of all major housing reforms before council this term as well, including the Missing Middle and the Rapid Development of Affordable Housing. Her housing survey responses were arguably the most comprehensive of any candidate and her housing platform is detailed.
- Dave Thompson - Dave Thompson has a strong position on housing. His housing survey reply was among the strongest of all candidates who completed the questionnaire. His platform recognizes the importance of addressing the housing crisis but it lacks a few key details. Dave has written multiple blog posts on housing, he spoke in favour of the Missing Middle housing initiative, and he has used his social media platform to raise housing as a key election issue.
- Jeremy Caradonna - Jeremy Caradonna has a strong position on housing. His survey responses demonstrated a holistic understanding of the housing issues and potential solutions to the problem. His housing platform is detailed and comprehensive. Except for his stance on "towers" in downtown Victoria, Jeremy has consistently made pro-housing statements, presented at the Missing Middle hearing, and has written op-eds outlining his position on a variety of housing topics.
- Matt Dell - Matt Dell has a strong position on housing. His survey reply demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of Victoria’s housing issues and solutions. While his platform lacked significant granularity on housing, Matt has consistently voiced his support for a variety of housing policies including the Missing Middle and Rapid Development of Affordable Housing initiatives. His social media feeds regularly affirm his housing for all position.
- Tony Yacowar - Tony Yacowar has a strong position on housing. His reply to the housing survey illustrated a good understanding of the issues and he provided clear housing targets and goals if elected. His housing platform was solid and covered many key items. His public statements on housing generally support meaningful solutions and he spoke in favour of the Missing Middle Housing Initiative at the public hearing.
- Susan Kim - Susan Kim has a strong position on housing. Her answers to the housing survey were thoughtful and comprehensive. Moreover, her housing platform was more detailed than most of her peers running for office. She has been consistently pro housing on public forums and in her public statements.
- Khadoni Pitt Chambers - Khadoni Pitt Chambers has a strong position on housing. Khadoni’s housing survey was thoughtful and thorough. Their platform is top notch and surpasses most other candidates'. Khadoni regularly makes public statements in favour of housing on their social media platforms and they spoke in favour of the Missing Middle Housing Initiative at the recent public hearing.
- Anna King - Anna King has a strong position on housing. Her reply to the housing survey was detailed and demonstrated a solid understanding of the housing problems and potential solutions available to the municipal government. Her platform ranked well versus peers. She spoke in favour of the Missing Middle Housing Initiative at the hearing and her public statements in favour of housing solutions are generally positive.
- Krista Loughton - Krista Loughton has a strong position on housing. Her survey reply supported most of the potential solutions to the housing crisis. Her platform lacks details but acknowledges the importance of addressing the housing shortage. Krista has also worked on homelessness advocacy and regularly promotes housing solutions publicly – particularly those solutions which would best tackle homelessness.
Note that there is a different weighting for incumbent councillors vs new candidates since we are able to use more data points (notably their voting record) for incumbents. See the detailed methodology or the summary below.
The total score is the summation of individual sub scores defined below:
Housing Reform Score - A score for incumbents' voting record on key housing reforms. In Victoria this included voting for the Rapid Deployment of Affordable Housing initiative, voting for all Villages and Corridors plans, and the Missing Middle Housing Initiative (though the vote was deferred, incumbents made their position clear during deliberations).
Vote Tracker Score - A score for incumbents representing their voting records for individual housing projects at public hearing.
Survey Score - A score for all candidates representing the total points given for the answers on the Homes for Living survey.
Platform Score - A score given to all candidates on the quality and content of their housing platform.
Public Statements - A score for new candidates given for public comments on housing.
Scores and rankings were assembled by volunteers carefully reviewing data and public information on candidates' positions and records on housing. Spot a mistake? Email us to have it reviewed.