For too many British Columbians, having a job or even a two-income family is no longer enough to guarantee a basic, comfortable place to live -- in fact, the average Metro Vancouver earner can afford only half a home.
In This Series
Fixing the Crazy Cost of Housing
Ordinary people in BC can no longer afford ordinary homes. First in a series searching for solutions.
Affordable Housing: Five Myths
Betting on 'market correction'? Home prices would have to plunge 55 per cent to fit average family income.
Homes that Cost Less than Rental
How a Toronto developer creates 'cost-effective' condos sold to families making as low as $32,000.
No Money Down Mortgages Still a Good Idea? This One Works
Helping renters buy homes, leave social housing, makes space for others.
'We Need Rental, Today': Toderian
Vancouver's planning boss on the downturn, fixing the rental unit shortage, and a key charter change.
The Path to New Rental Homes: One Broker's View
Veteran real estate seller David Goodman gives politicians hell, and 10 ideas.
Basement Suites in the Sky
Lock-off suites could help young families own condos and create rental housing for singles.
Rennie's Remedy: Taller, Cheaper
Condo king says cut unit costs by adding floors, capping developer profits.
Do It Yourself Home Lauded by Housing Minister Coleman
He also sees 'shared equity' as a way to make houses more affordable.
The Coming Co-op Crunch
As funds dry up and buildings run down, residents don't want to give up on their affordable way of living.
In Vancouver, a Renter's Rat Race
Just here from Montreal, I figured finding a decent, no-frills place would be easy. Crazy me.
Let's Create Housing Policies Young People Can Afford
A developer offers proven paths to cheaper rentals.