affordable housing

B.C. Premier David Eby makes an announcement in Vancouver on November 20, 2022. On Nov. 21, Eby announced his plan to tackle the province’s housing crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eby drills down on age-restrictive stratas, municipal targets in new housing measures

Proposed legislation will give B.C. greater control over how communities address housing needs

 

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

 

Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)

More adult children are living with their parents; new B.C. study to dive deep into dynamics

Umay Kader will interview 50 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and at least one of their parents

 

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.

Habitat for Humanity survey reveals housing affordability as a top concern for Canadians

A new survey released Nov. 10 by Habitat for Humanity Canada finds…

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Homes under construction are seen in a new subdivision in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, on Friday, July 30, 2021. First-time homebuyers in Canada are facing one of the toughest real estate markets in generations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tips for first-time homebuyers as affordability in Canada continues to deteriorate

Home prices slowly beginning to improve, but overall affordability still down

Homes under construction are seen in a new subdivision in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, on Friday, July 30, 2021. First-time homebuyers in Canada are facing one of the toughest real estate markets in generations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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LETTER: Solutions needed for affordable housing shortage

Scarcity of housing affects everyone

  • Oct 12, 2022
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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COLUMN: Days of cheap rent are in the past

The building was old and had seen better days

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Black Press Media Creative)

Housing affordability to improve in 2023, with some regional disparities: Desjardins

Cost of the average house currently 67 per cent higher than what the average household can afford

(Black Press Media Creative)
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Average home price 67 per cent higher than affordable level in August: PBO

National average home price reached a peak of $839,600 in February 2022

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A proposed four-storey development in Summerland will have housing for seniors and medical offices. (Image by Meikeljohn Architects, Inc.)

Seniors housing development receives Summerland council approval

Proposal for Dickson Avenue to bring 81 residential units and space for health services

A proposed four-storey development in Summerland will have housing for seniors and medical offices. (Image by Meikeljohn Architects, Inc.)
The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)

Long-awaited BC Housing project opens in Keremeos

Quail Crossing is the first of 3 set to open this year

The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)
Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Affordable housing for Revelstoke’s hospitality workers

First tenants are expected to move into the building on Sept. 1, 2022

Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver drops below Toronto as most expensive Canadian city in 2022 world rankings

Vancouver 108th most expensive in the world, according to international survey

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Pre-constructed modular homes to support Vernon’s homeless

A building run by Turning Points Collaborative Society will open up 51 self-contained units

  • Jun 6, 2022
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The Ambrosia housing development in Keremeos is getting close to being ready. (Keremeos Review)

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society looking for support for more affordable Keremeos housing

The LSCSS is headed to Keremeos’ council on June 6 with their request

The Ambrosia housing development in Keremeos is getting close to being ready. (Keremeos Review)
Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Needle in a haystack: Less than 1% of homes in B.C. cities listed below $200,000

Zero homes under $200,000 exist in nine B.C. cities, international real estate portal finds

Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Parkdale Place Housing Society has a proposed development for the Legion Village property in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Affordable housing development proposed in Summerland

Parkdale Place Housing Society has acquired Legion Village property on Dixon Avenue

Parkdale Place Housing Society has a proposed development for the Legion Village property in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Metro Vancouver real estate agents say the frenzy on house sales is slowing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the price tag will drop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metro Vancouver experts weigh in as RBC predicts cooling of B.C. housing market

Buyer frenzy beginning to slow, but sales still steady, real estate agents say

Metro Vancouver real estate agents say the frenzy on house sales is slowing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the price tag will drop. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. jobs minister Ravi Kahlon spoke alongside Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu at a town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chamber photo)

B.C. jobs minister addresses labour shortages at Vernon town hall

Ravi Kahlon says child care, skills training and immigration are keys to greater participation in the labour market

B.C. jobs minister Ravi Kahlon spoke alongside Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu at a town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chamber photo)