Housing

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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


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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


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Was Tamara Pierson Duped into Buying Mortgage Insurance?

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

By Andrew MacLeod, 16 Apr 2015


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Did Insurance Giant Defraud Thousands of Mortgage Holders?

Province should have warned consumers, BC opposition says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Apr 2015


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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


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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


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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


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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


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A Tyee Series

At Four Sisters Co-op, an Affordable Housing Dream Realized

But can the late Jim Green's project survive rising rents? First in a new series.

By David P. Ball, 23 Feb 2015


culture

How We Built Our Earthship, an Off-grid Prairie Home

It took five weeks and one volunteer army to rise this radically sustainable Alberta dwelling.

By Duncan Kinney, 30 Jan 2015


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A Tyee Series

Low-Rent Mansion Living? In Vancouver? Really?

Yes, really. Groups of frustrated renters are snapping up urban acreages, and spend less on housing than the rest of us.

By David P. Ball, 19 Jan 2015


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Four Ways to Better Protect Indigenous Women in Canada

Another damning human rights report highlights failures. We sought solutions.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Jan 2015


culture

A Tyee Series

Ten Things Learned Living Off-grid in Canada

For two years we travelled the country to find off-gridders, and studied their ways of life.

By Phillip Vannini and Jonathan Taggart, 29 Dec 2014


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A Tyee Series

Retirement Saving Could Help Build a Better Community

A canny Nova Scotian idea aims to pump millions into affordable rentals in Victoria.

By David P. Ball, 29 Dec 2014


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A Tyee Series

Calgary's $2,000 Homeownership Hack

Free-market paradise over the Rockies is tackling housing crisis with a bold city-owned experiment.

By David P. Ball, 12 Dec 2014


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A Tyee Series

With Friends Fleeing Unaffordability, Vancouver Architect Looks East for Solutions

'Options from Homes' made homeownership possible for thousands in Ontario. Why hasn't it caught on here?

By David P. Ball, 9 Dec 2014


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A Tyee Series

Slideshow: Global Experiments in Affordable Homeownership

An architect's trek around the world serves as a brainstorm for Vancouver solutions.

By David P. Ball, 5 Dec 2014


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A Tyee Series

If You Can Afford to Rent, You Could Be a Homeowner

Architect Avi Friedman scoured the globe for new housing forms we could apply in Canada.

By David P. Ball, 27 Nov 2014


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One Thousand BC Kids Still Waiting for Homes

Small improvements to adoption program, watchdog finds, but waitlist isn't diminishing.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Nov 2014