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Tyee Poll: How Can News Media Improve Housing Reporting?

It seems like every city is screaming “housing crisis” these days.

We’re wondering if, like other crises, certain aspects are over- or underreported in news media.

In a recent Tyee story, policy manager Brian Clifford of the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association said that “only recently when affordability issues have affected middle-class households that we really started to pay attention.” You’ve probably read a lot of stories nowadays about the housing struggles of millennials and the inability of the middle-class to purchase homes.

“When we talk about a real housing crisis, real affordability, that applies to everyone,” said a UBC prof.

Is our news media doing a good job of talking about everyone when it comes to housing crises?

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