Housing

opinion

Why Foreign Ownership Data Won't Solve Vancouver's Affordability Crisis

And why a national housing strategy just might.

By Margot Young, 20 Aug 2015


news

Foreign Money Influencing Our Housing Market? Harper Wants to Know

In a surprise campaign vow, Conservative leader echoes NDP, Vision Vancouver.

By David P. Ball, 12 Aug 2015


news

Cheap Rentals Near Transit Hubs Face Wave of Demolition

Metro Van density plans invite wrecking ball to three lower-income neighbourhoods.

By Christopher Cheung, 12 Aug 2015


news

Why Racism in Vancouver's Housing Debate Can't Be Ignored

In absence of data, Chinese blamed and shamed for affordability crisis.

By Christopher Cheung, 7 Aug 2015


news

In Vancouver's Port Land Makeover, Industry Takes a Blow

In the scramble for residential land, should industrial areas be sacrificed?

By Christopher Cheung, 3 Aug 2015


news

Penticton Swimming Pool Gets Wetland Makeover

When at-risk frogs showed up, this biologist invited them to stay. A homemade habitat Q&A.

By Chantal Strand, 29 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

Vancouver Mayor: City Is 'At a Breaking Point'

Urgent action needed to cool housing market, but Gregor Robertson says he needs help. Last in a series.

By David P. Ball, 27 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

Tiny Homes: Inexpensive and Cute, but Livable?

Some swear by these 100 square-foot wonders. But Vancouver isn't convinced. Fourth in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

How to Cool Vancouver's Home Price Fever

Experts find much to be done, with inspiration from abroad and at home. Third in a series.

By David P. Ball and Katie Hyslop, 20 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

What Vancouverites Don't Know Is Hurting Our Housing Hopes

We know the data we need. Time to demand it, critics say. Second in a series.

By David P. Ball, 16 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

What 'Invisible' Money Adds to Vancouver Home Prices

Mysterious purchasing power has created a $300,000 premium. First in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 13 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: An Unaffordable Country's Next Steps

Housing is personal, but some problems go coast-to-coast and demand a national response.

By David P. Ball, Chris Wood and Katie Hyslop, 3 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

A Foot in the Door: Housing in Boomtowns a 'Rollercoaster'

Alberta's oilsands, Newfoundland's mines, BC forests: how to manage a housing rush -- and how not to. Latest in a series.

By David P. Ball, 2 Jul 2015


news

A Tyee Series

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: 'Status' Key to Indigenous Housing

Off-reserve support just out of reach for some aboriginal urbanites. Latest in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 26 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