Category: Housing

CCPA’s “bold” housing ideas not bold enough to bring real help to Metro’s renters

Despite the promise to “get serious” about the broken housing market, with “bold affordable housing solutions,” the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives latest policy proposals fall short on both counts. In particular, yesterday’s policy paper by Marc Lee… Read More

Vancouver programs generating half of all new rental in Metro, protecting critical lower-cost housing stock

Vancouver’s Housing Action Plan has delivered almost half of all new rentals in Metro Vancouver, council learned today, and is ensuring that more than 35 percent of the city’s housing stock is affordable to families on low and middle incomes. Good… Read More

Five things I’ve been told about Air BnB: good, bad and ugly

Ever since coverage began last week about my motion to step up city oversight of Air BnB listings and their impact on rental stock, my inbox has been receiving a complete range of comment, positive and negative, on… Read More

Budget 2016 restarts investment in housing with more funding, consultation on national strategy

Housing activists paging through today’s budget will focus on Ottawa’s commitment to begin consultation on a renewed National Housing Strategy, as well as the doubling of investments in affordable housing, as signs that Canada is finally ready to resume… Read More