Affordable Housing

City’s 2017 budget failed on affordable and social housing

On December 7th, Vancouver City Council presented the 2017 budget that revealed a scandalous failure to bring real affordable and social housing to Vancouver. The budget report shows that over the...

Ontario looking 'very closely' at B.C. tax aimed at foreign homebuyers

Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa is enthusiastic about the B.C. government's announcement of a 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals looking to buy homes in Vancouver's expensive housing market.

B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms: experts

The legislature is set to convene Monday to debate changes to Vancouver's charter that would allow the city to create a tax on vacant homes.

B.C. supports housing vacancy tax in Vancouver to assist with rental shortage

The British Columbia government will support the city of Vancouver's request for a tax on vacant housing, but questions remain about who will pay the costs of enforcement. Finance Minister Mike de...

Trudeau warns housing solution in Vancouver could hurt markets elsewhere

A direct admission from the PM: overseas money is playing a role in fuelling superheated markets such as Vancouver, where the average price of a single-family detached home is $1.5 million.

A fund to combat housing unaffordability in B.C.

Experts ask the provincial government to create a B.C. Housing Affordability Fund
Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa

Mulcair hits the city's three hot buttons: affordable homes, childcare and transit

Mulcair vows to create more than 50,000 quality childcare spaces in the Vancouver area, at a maximum rate of $15 per day, with participating provinces.
Cassandra Wilson got her first glimpse of her new view Wednesday.

How a city jail became homes with hopeful views

Affordable housing in a former Vancouver remand centre gives hope to its new residents.
housing crisis, real estate, Vancouver, rent, eviction, landlord, tenant

HOUSING CRISIS: One typical family's search for a place to call home

Two parents in the arts field, three kids and their dog all add up to one serious dilemma when it comes to finding a home to rent in Vancouver.

Is affordable housing in Vancouver sailing away?

I am more likely to win the lottery, see a pig fly, and meet John Lennon — all in the same day — than I am to own a house in Vancouver.
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