The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is currently undertaking an update to its Housing Needs Report for 10 electoral areas and 9 participating member municipalities.

Participating communities include:

  • Electoral Areas A, B, E, I, J, L, M, N, O, P
  • City of Merritt
  • Village of Ashcroft
  • Village of Cache Creek
  • Village of Chase
  • Village of Clinton
  • District of Barriere
  • District of Clearwater
  • District of Logan Lake
  • Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality

We are seeking community input to help develop a better understanding of current and emerging housing challenges and housing needs of residents.

By filling out the Housing Needs Survey, you can help to identify housing gaps and housing priorities, leading to recommendations and strategies of how to ensure there is sufficient and suitable housing for residents over the next 20 years.

Take the survey at:

TNRD Housing Needs Survey

The survey will be available to fill out online until July 31st, 2024.

Should you prefer a paper copy, you may find them at Merritt City Hall:


In 2020, the City of Merritt partnered with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and M’akola Development Services to study housing needs in the community, and to develop a Housing Needs Report. As per Section 585 of the Local Government Act, the adoption of a Housing Needs Report is mandatory. Municipalities must also update the report at least every 5 years after the adoption of the first report. An updated Housing Needs Report must be completed for 2025.


Merritt Housing Director: