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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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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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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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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


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


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Divisive Development Not Just Vancouver's Election Issue

In small Vancouver Island towns, zoning and building battles perennially dominate.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Nov 2014


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The Silver Lining to Vancouver's Homeownership Crisis

Priced out, working families and nonprofits take matters into their own hands. Start of a new solutions series.

By David P. Ball, 7 Nov 2014


My Co-op Is Falling Down

Shoddy construction and expiring subsidies puts my home at risk. Preview of a new series.

By Katie Hyslop, 6 Nov 2014


Burnaby Mayor: Cities Can't Solve Homelessness Alone

Tyee columnist outraged at the wrong 'villain,' responds Derek Corrigan.

By Derek Corrigan, 31 Oct 2014


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Vancouver's House Price Crunch: Campaign Pledges and Pitfalls

On the trail as candidates tackle this election's hottest issue.

By Doug Ward, 28 Oct 2014


Hope In Shadows Vendor Steps into the Light

Six-time contest winner Peter Thompson talks life, art and the meaning of home.

By Jesse Donaldson, 27 Oct 2014


Young Prospects? Vancouver's Wealth Gap Demands a Drastic Move

We must stop how rising house prices are screwing millennials. Here's one way.

By Patrick M. Condon, 20 Oct 2014


Finding Home, Finding a Voice: A Special Reading

Tutored by author Michael Christie, writers with 'enough life experience to overwhelm a library' share their work.

By Michael Christie and Megaphone Vendors, 14 Oct 2014


Tyee Builders: Want a pair of tickets to the 2014 Land Awards, MC'd by David Beers?

22 Sep 2014


Vancouver's Old RCMP Lands Should Remain Public Space, MP Says

Four city blocks for sale could fetch tens of millions, but who'll buy?

By Bob Mackin, 5 Sep 2014


New NDP shadow cabinet sees Eby promoted to housing file

By Bob Mackin, 23 Jul 2014


'Gay and Grey': AIDS Generation Reaches Retirement

Diagnosed when HIV was a 'death sentence,' old age catches these seniors off guard.

By Emi Sasagawa, 23 Jul 2014


Internal Audit Slammed BC Housing Deal in Victoria

FOI reveals Bay store condo conversion drew internal probe before province pulled out.

By Bob Mackin, 11 Jul 2014


Tear Down Families: Rentals Tight, a Survival Strategy

Vancouver area's high priced housing forces some families to move from one home slated for demolition to the next.

By Emi Sasagawa, 7 Jul 2014


Abbotsford to Argue Its Bylaws Don't Hurt the Homeless

City shouldn't be 'fighting people without homes,' says plaintiff.

By Emi Sasagawa, 4 Jul 2014