Category: Housing

Affordable housing? Not if Elizabeth Murphy can help it

  According to community activist and former planner Elizabeth Murphy, anyone hoping for action to produce affordable housing in Vancouver should forget it. Murphy’s weekend op-ed in the Vancouver Sun condemns Vancouver’s Housing Re:set as more of the same… Read More

Auditor General pinpoints concerns about BC Housing’s Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program

BC Housing’s Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program may not provide long-term protection for social housing stock, says BC’s Auditor General, and could cost taxpayers more than it generates in benefits. Last month’s report by Carol Bellringer has confirmed many… Read More

Affordability will be part of every development with new city housing strategy

Every new development, regardless of size or type, will have to contribute to housing affordability, says chief city planner Gil Kelley, a measure of how significant the city’s emerging new policies are. Under Housing Vancouver “emerging directions” approved… Read More

There’s still time to give your views on Vancouver’s proposed new rules on short-term rentals

Do you have concerns about Vancouver’s proposed new rules to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb? If you do, there’s still time to put your views forward before council makes a final decision on the new rules early in… Read More