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Yes! In My Backyard!

A commitment to neighbourliness eases resistance to new supportive housing. Part of a series.

By Stefania Seccia, Today

House in hand

New Tool Aims to Keep Low-cost Indigenous Housing Available

Association wants to see providers make best choices to stay open and debt free.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Dec 2016

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The Key to a Family-Friendly City? Family-Sized Housing

Fully functioning cities need families too. Here’s how they can attract and keep them.

By Christopher Cheung, 25 Nov 2016

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A Tyee Series

How Vancouver Youth Feel about Life in ‘World’s Most Livable City’

A roundtable discussion with the next generation. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Nov 2016

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What Would a National Indigenous Housing Strategy Look Like?

Firstly, it would be Indigenous led and administered, according to those we asked.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Nov 2016

Recent Solutions: News Articles that Investigate Social Problems, Problem-Solving Journalism

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How to House Us All: A Tyee Reader

Ottawa’s been listening to Canadians beef about housing. Here are ideas from two years of reporting for making them less worried.

By Chris Wood, 21 Nov 2016


Homeless-Youth

Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought

Canada’s first national survey of homeless youth calls out the ‘myth’ of wilful runaways.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Nov 2016


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Bring On the Drones

Eyes in the sky can change conversations about the environment.

By Tyler Hooper, 12 Nov 2016


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A Tyee Series

Rethinking Tent Cities as a Help in Housing Crisis, Not a Nuisance

Activists say BC should follow Portland, Seattle in allowing shelter under polycotton.

By Stefania Seccia, 7 Nov 2016


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A Tyee Series

We’re Teaming Up to Find Fresh Solutions for Homelessness

The Tyee and Megaphone Magazine join forces on a six-month project, launching today.

By Robyn Smith and Jessica Hannon, 7 Nov 2016


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‘Workers Deserve Something Sustainable’: Oil Workers Unveil Clean Jobs Plan

Plan includes federal support for skills training, investments in renewables.

By Carol Linnitt, 3 Nov 2016


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Abandon the Dream Home, This Prof Says. You’ll Be Happier

UBC’s Nathanael Lauster urges city dwellers to shake off their ‘house addiction.’

By Christopher Cheung, 24 Oct 2016


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One Simple Idea to Stop ‘Renovictions’

Let the original tenants come home — at their old rent.

By Christopher Pollon, 19 Oct 2016


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The Future Is Cities. Can Countries Adapt?

UN conference born in Vancouver draws thousands to Ecuador to take another run at creating a ‘right to the city.’

By Christopher Cheung, 17 Oct 2016


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BC Company Claims ‘Net Zero’ Answer to Reserve Housing Energy Woes

Structures aim to bring next-generation efficiency within the budget of First Nation communities.

By Katie Hyslop, 5 Oct 2016


UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, Leilani Farha

Should Homes Be Money?

A UN envoy investigates the ‘financialization’ of Canadians’ right to housing in Vancouver.

By Katie Hyslop, 29 Sep 2016


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I’m Disabled and City’s Bike Friendly Efforts Don’t Feel Friendly to Me

My car is my mobility aid. But parking spaces I depend on keep disappearing.

By Allison Tom, 29 Sep 2016


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Support for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care Could Save $200 Million a Year: Report

Ending supports at 19 results in higher future costs, poor outcomes, says Vancouver Foundation.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016


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A Tyee Series

‘If They Do It Properly,’ Coastal Youth Could Support Megaprojects

In Prince Rupert and area, some ‘yay’ to LNG, but not for oil pipelines to the northwest coast. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016


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Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance ‘totally applicable to Vancouver,’ says housing rights lawyer.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Sep 2016


Kinder Morgan Approval Insults Democracy, Science and Economic Logic

It’s an irrational political decision and affront to Canada’s interests.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

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