The Affordable Housing for Ownership Program is one of the actions identified in the community-based Affordable Housing Strategy developed in 2007. Following the completion of the strategy, Council created an Affordable Housing Working Group to carry out a work plan to advance the affordable housing agenda on Bowen Island. Other tasks included the development of the organizational framework for the new Bowen Island Housing Corporation, which would continue to advocate for and facilitate the creation of diverse and affordable housing options on Bowen.