Housing

opinion

An Authentic First Step for Affordable Housing?

Let's hope Vancouver's Heather Place learns from Little Mountain's big mistakes.

By Barry Growe, 10 Apr 2014


news

The Olympic Village Developer Is Bankrupt

Ernst & Young report says current and future homeowners not affected.

By Bob Mackin, 5 Apr 2014


news

Portland Hotel Society Staff Spring into Action

In leaderless limbo, employees vow to keep providing innovative services and crowdsource funds to get it done.

By Erin Flegg, 4 Apr 2014


news

'We Were Seen as Quite Scary': PHS's Townsend

Mistakes were made, says soul-searching ex-director, but insights came too late.

By Doug Ward, 2 Apr 2014


news

'They Supported Me, and I Support the Portland'

Passionate former clients defend Downtown Eastside non-profit as audit reveals loose spending.

By Doug Ward, 21 Mar 2014


blogs

Definition of social housing a sticking point in DTES plan

By Erin Flegg, 13 Mar 2014


news

For Downtown Eastside, A Vision Beyond Main and Hastings

Can Vancouver protect its poorest while promoting growth in the inner city?

By Doug Ward, 12 Mar 2014


news

BC Gov't Poised to Move Against Portland Hotel Society

Audit findings mean Downtown Eastside housing, safe injection non-profit may face receivership: Coleman.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Mar 2014


opinion

With Portland Hotel Society in Crosshairs, Who Will Take Risks?

Province has yet to make its case, but a chill is already falling on DTES.

By Ian Gill, 4 Mar 2014


news

Abbotsford Quashes Housing Project for Homeless Men

'I think we've put the city back 10 years,' says councillor of decision.

By Rochelle Baker, 18 Feb 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Eighteen Ways to Shrink Inequality

Steps to raise the poor and strengthen the middle in BC, and Canada, too. Latest in a series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 Feb 2014


news

Abbotsford's Street Fight

Is the latest plan to address the city's homeless crisis destined to fail?

By Rochelle Baker, 31 Jan 2014


news

'Inspiring' Shipping Container Housing Set to Multiply

Five months after launching its prototype, Atira aims for a seven-storey recycled tower.

By David P. Ball, 30 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

High BC Housing Costs Weaken Economy, Drive Inequality

While owners sit on wealth, many struggle to find homes they can afford. Fifth in a series.

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Second Life for False Creek South?

A deal that made Vancouver's urban housing experiment possible now clouds its future. Last in a series.

By David P. Ball, 3 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

A Hippie-era Urban Experiment Hits 40

Eccentric False Creek South nailed one goal: creating real community in Vancouver's core. Part of a series.

By David P. Ball, 2 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Stars Aligned for False Creek South

Decades ago, three levels of gov't agreed to build something a little crazy. Funny thing: it mostly worked. Part of a series.

By David P. Ball, 1 Jan 2014


news

A Tyee Series

False Creek's Urban Experiment Seeks a Second Act

Clock ticking for a Trudeau-era attempt at a visionary utopia in Vancouver.

By David P. Ball, 31 Dec 2013


blogs

Judge again orders Abbotsford homeless camp eviction

By David P. Ball, 20 Dec 2013


news

Latest in Vancouver Density Battle: Demolition at Marine Gardens

Townhouses along key SkyTrain line must be torn down to make way for big development, city says.

By David P. Ball, 19 Dec 2013