Housing

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, Today


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, Yesterday


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


opinion

Why One Corner of East Van Could Be Truly Revolutionary

Alas, what 'the People's Republic' wants today may not fit tomorrow.

By Ian Gill, 18 Apr 2016


news

Vancouver Wants Victoria to Lay Foundation for Affordable Homeownership

Long-awaited pathway for first-time buyers needs provincial green light.

By David P. Ball, 14 Apr 2016


news

A Small Town with Big Ideas for Housing Single Parent Families

Dryden, Ontario sees safe shelter as the first step to improving family futures. Last of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 14 Apr 2016


news

Supportive Housing's Catch-22 for Single Parents on Welfare

Losing your kids once can lead to losing your shelter -- which makes it harder to get back your kids. First of two.

By Katie Hyslop, 13 Apr 2016


news

You Wanted Foreign Ownership Data? Here You Go

Housing agency report doesn't answer everyone's questions, but is 'meaningful first step.'

By David P. Ball, 9 Apr 2016


news

Is One of These the Answer to Vancouver's Affordable Housing Woes?

City staff give The Tyee an exclusive look at models they're examining.

By David P. Ball, 28 Mar 2016


news

Budget the 'Re-engagement We've Been Calling For': Housing Advocates

$2.3 billion for rental, non-profit homes and co-ops revives hope in long-sidelined sector.

By David P. Ball, 23 Mar 2016


news

Vancouver Shadow Flipping Shows 'Naked Greed,' Premier Says

Christy Clark vows to close loophole that's driving up housing prices.

By David P. Ball, 18 Mar 2016