Category: Housing

Vancouver proposes 20 new sites to generate 3,500 affordable units, 9,000 jobs — starting now

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson heads to Ottawa today with a list of 20 city-owned sites available for affordable housing,  enough to generate 3,500 units and 9,000 jobs. It’s Vancouver’s answer to Ottawa’s call for proposals to build social and… Read More

Motion to challenge Assessment Authority on sky-high assessments in Vancouver

With non-profit housing operators, renters and commercial tenants now facing the impact of new, sky-high property assessments, pressure is growing on BC Assessment Authority to clarify its assessment methods, especially where increases are well above the average. The Vision… Read More

BC’s faith communities can play big role in confronting housing crisis – on their own land

On one side of me at last night’s Regent Exchange forum on churches and the housing crisis was a Victoria Anglican cathedral parishioner deeply affected by that city’s growing tent city at the provincial court house across from his church. On the… Read More

Vancouver adds 1,000 rental units a year, has best rental protection in Metro. Other cities? Don’t ask

No one likes to lose 400 low-cost affordable rental units over a five-year period, as Vancouver has, but Michael Mui’s story in today’s 24 hrs neglects to point out that Vancouver has added 1,000 rental units a year for… Read More