Housing

news

'We Can Do Better': Residents, Advocates Fight for Victoria Tent City

As province aims to shut down camp in court, tenter Norm Ruble offers a different view.

By Andrew MacLeod, 28 Jun 2016


opinion

Vancouver's Home Price Nightmare Was Long Foretold

Since Expo 86 many warned global wealth would kill local homebuyers' dreams.

By Darryl Greer, 24 Jun 2016


opinion

'China Syndrome' Paralyzes Politicians in Housing Affordability Crisis

Huge impact of foreign buyers can't be ignored, and raising the issue isn't racist.

By Bill Tieleman, 21 Jun 2016


opinion

'I Go to Bed in Tears': Lower Mainland Renter Rage

Website commenters share tales of woes over lack of affordable digs.

By Dermod Travis, 17 Jun 2016


news

Seven-Year Residential Tenancy Battle Shows Dispute System Is a 'Joke,' Say Tenants

In Sparwood, landowner and tenants agree on one point: BC's RTB needs to be fixed.

By Andrew MacLeod, 17 Jun 2016


opinion

Serious About Housing Costs? Ban Foreign Home Sales for Six Months

Drastic action needed to buy time to implement tax changes, rules to slow runaway home prices.

By Bill Tieleman, 14 Jun 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Were You Ready to 'Adult' at 19? Should We Expect Foster Kids to Be?

BC claims it has a policy for launching youth into the grown-up world, but it's not always followed. Scotland does better. Last of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Jun 2016


news

Immigrants Undaunted in Return to Fire-ravaged Fort Mac

Homes gone, jobs uncertain -- but determination to build a new life lives on.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 6 Jun 2016


opinion

Why UBC Should Let Way More Students Live on Campus

And why dorm rents the university plans to charge are outrageously high.

By Patrick M. Condon, 24 May 2016


opinion

Vancouver, Let's Stand Up to Moneyed Interests of Real Estate

Given the trajectory of affordability in this city, what do concerned residents have to lose?

By Mitchell Anderson, 23 May 2016


news

Vancouver Housing Report Mostly 'A's, but Look Closer, Critics Say

Absence of detail, too broad a focus among faults found in city’s renter strategy.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 May 2016


news

CCPA Unveils Plan for 'Getting Serious about Affordable Housing'

'Big and bold is the way to go,' says economist Marc Lee of solutions to BC's crisis.

By Andrew MacLeod, 18 May 2016


news

Well-Housed Vermont City Still 'Feels the Bern' after 32 Years

A developer created by then-mayor Sanders made one city more affordable. Now, Vancouver is taking note.

By David P. Ball, 16 May 2016


news

BC Law Manufactures Insecurity, Say 'Manufactured Home' Owners

With land prices rising, there's little to protect a key source of affordable housing from redevelopment.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 May 2016


news

In Montreal, Putting the 'Community' Back in 'Community Planning'

An ultra-dense, marginalized neighbourhood teaches urban planners some lessons in listening.

By David P. Ball, 11 May 2016


news

Province to Collect Foreign Buyer Data, Reluctant to Impose Any Tax

NDP says latest measures do nothing to address BC's affordability crisis.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 May 2016


news

Stressed Cities Try to Rein in Accommodation 'Sharing' Sites Like Airbnb

Evidence lacks, but critics link short-term rentals to low long-term vacancies.

By Alexander Villegas, 10 May 2016


news

That Time Vancouver Led the World in Housing Insight

Why is so little left or remembered from the UN's first-ever Habitat conference?

By David P. Ball, 3 May 2016


news

Clark's Pay from Donors Too Tied to Real Estate Moguls: Eby

Conflict may explain Premier's inaction on affordability, says NDP MLA.

By Andrew MacLeod, 2 May 2016


news

Ottawa Housing for Homeless Will Need Little Energy

Construction will soon wrap on Canada's first 'Passiv'-style supportive housing complex.

By David P. Ball, 22 Apr 2016