affordable housing

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

 

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

 

People gather outside the Tzeachten affordable housing project during the grand opening on Thursday, June 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Affordable rental project in Chilliwack for Indigenous people aims to address housing crisis

‘Some of our kids are being able to have their own bedroom for the first time’ – Tzeachten chief

 

For rent signs are a rare sight in Hope, and rentals that do exist are coming with higher and higher prices in 2022. (File photo)

Swepath study looks into rentals and homelessness

The non-profit is collecting stories from Hope and area residents who’ve experienced homelessness

For rent signs are a rare sight in Hope, and rentals that do exist are coming with higher and higher prices in 2022. (File photo)
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
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)
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Budget 2022: Feds add measures to curb speculation as housing supply gets $10B boost

Plans rely heavily on cooperation with other levels of government and on the private sector

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Metro Vancouver mayors ask province for more funding for affordable housing

Mayors want $190 million in grants, additional loan financing from provincial government

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Screenshot of Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon addressing relief for renters on April 4 in the B.C. legislature. (Facebook/MLA Kelli Paddon)

VIDEO: Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon tackles rent relief from provincial perspective

‘I come to work every day focused on housing, on rental availability and costs,’ says MLA Paddon

Screenshot of Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon addressing relief for renters on April 4 in the B.C. legislature. (Facebook/MLA Kelli Paddon)
Houses under construction in Toronto, Friday, June 26, 2015. A local governance think tank says municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints that can be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Report on housing costs examines role for municipalities in easing affordability

‘No way it’s going to be fixed without municipalities, provinces and the feds working together’

Houses under construction in Toronto, Friday, June 26, 2015. A local governance think tank says municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints that can be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
There have been “missed opportunities” to develop density along SkyTrain lines, B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says. (TransLink photo)

B.C. to force higher-density development along transit lines

Agency will have authority to buy land along rail corridors

There have been “missed opportunities” to develop density along SkyTrain lines, B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says. (TransLink photo)
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announced the implementation of 500 new complex-care housing spaces across the province on Tuesday (March 22). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

$164 million health-care linked, eviction-free housing project coming to B.C.

100 complex-care spaces to be created in Greater Victoria, among 500 across B.C. by 2023

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announced the implementation of 500 new complex-care housing spaces across the province on Tuesday (March 22). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
A proposed building combining supporting housing with a shelter would be built on 7th Avenue near Fraser Canyon Hospital.

Community consultation in Hope for proposed supportive housing and shelter

The building that is still in the planning stages would be built on 7th Avenue near the hospital

A proposed building combining supporting housing with a shelter would be built on 7th Avenue near Fraser Canyon Hospital.
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. Construction is expected to start soon on 74 new rental homes on the site funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial Community Housing Fund bringing 74 affordable rental units to downtown Chilliwack

Homes are for seniors, people with mobility challenges, and families with low to moderate incomes

Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cheam View United Church in Chilliwack seen on June 9, 2021. Construction is expected to start soon on 74 new rental homes on the site funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Hope council pens letter of support for supportive housing plan

Housing would be made available for adults with cognitive disabilities

Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Attorney General covers housing, homelessness and justice reform in Surrey Zoom

‘I think it would be really great to hold some sessions in Surrey,’ Eby says of legislative assembly

British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
VanVlack family of Whalley has been evicted from their townhouse after neighbour complained about special needs child making too much noise. (Submitted photo)

Whalley family evicted, says neighbour complained child with special needs is too noisy

Tenants advocacy group staged rally Wednesday on behalf of family of six

VanVlack family of Whalley has been evicted from their townhouse after neighbour complained about special needs child making too much noise. (Submitted photo)