Housing

news

A Foot in the Door: From Jailhouse to No House

As parole declines, a cycle persists: cell to street and back again. Latest in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: Next Aboriginal Generation's Social Leap

They're netting more degrees than ever, but face greater housing barriers than the average millennial. Latest in a series.

By David P. Ball, 30 Jun 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: Seniors Ask, 'Will I Have to Move?'

It's not just money that worries seniors. Age-unfriendly cities add to housing fears. Latest in a series.

By David P. Ball, 29 Jun 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: For Aging Renters, Housing Costs Far from Fixed

Renters in Canada's 'wealthiest generation' more vulnerable than home-owning peers.

By Katie Hyslop, 25 Jun 2015


opinion

The Forgotten Key to Home 'Affordability'

Vancouver and BC's dirty secret: Our long, deep income slide versus other Canadians.

By Dermod Travis, 24 Jun 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: Homeless Youth in and out of the Closet

More than one in five homeless young Canadians are LGBTQ2S. How do we get them into safe housing? Latest in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Jun 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: Millennial Families Priced Out of Cities

Renters and aspiring homeowners face rising costs, but some are discovering workarounds. Second in a series.

By David P. Ball, 23 Jun 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: Canadians on the Housing Brink

Amid national affordability crisis, new series spotlights eight housing-stressed demographics.

By Katie Hyslop, Chris Wood and David P. Ball, 22 Jun 2015


news

Minister's Boastful Housing Claims Prove Shaky

Rich Coleman touts BC's record, but his bold statements have weak foundations.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 Jun 2015


news

In Shaughnessy, New Heritage District to Halt Character Home Demolitions

Elite neighbourhood first to protect pre-1940 houses.

By Christopher Cheung, 17 Jun 2015


opinion

Stop Telling Me to Move to the Suburbs

A Vancouver millennial takes on Boomer condescension over housing cost complaints.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Jun 2015


news

Canada's Housing Crisis 'A Failure of All of Us'

Time to put affordable homes on the federal agenda, say advocates. First in a solutions series.

By Katie Hyslop and David P. Ball, 5 May 2015


news

In Medicine Hat, Homelessness Is (Almost) Over

How a conservative mayor changed his mind on Housing First. BC events next week.

By Jackie Wong, 25 Apr 2015


culture

Finn Slough: An Off-Grid Urban Wilderness on the Fraser River

'We live outside of history,' says resident Glen Andersen.

By Yilin Wang, 25 Apr 2015


news

Was Tamara Pierson Duped into Buying Mortgage Insurance?

'It wasn't the coverage I needed,' says Victoria homeowner.

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Apr 2015


news

Did Insurance Giant Defraud Thousands of Mortgage Holders?

Province should have warned consumers, BC opposition says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2015


news

Is Tsur Somerville an Observer or a Player?

No peer-reviewed research from academic on Vancouver's extreme unaffordability.

By Ian Young, 18 Mar 2015


news

A Tyee Series

Event: Social Housing Experts Look from Legacy to Future

Expect feisty debate at this Vancouver event honouring late councillor Jim Green.

By David P. Ball, 26 Feb 2015


news

A Tyee Series

Inside Woodward's, a Still-Contentious Social Housing Experiment

The late Jim Green's legacy project in Vancouver continues to generate buzz. Last in a series.

By David P. Ball, 25 Feb 2015


news

A Tyee Series

'At My Age, All I Expect Is a Place to Live'

In Solheim Place, late councillor Jim Green helped create a Vancouver rarity. Second in a series.

By David P. Ball, 24 Feb 2015