Survey after poll after review lauds Vancouver as North America's most 'livable' -- home to some of the most desirable addresses on Earth. Yet for up to half of Vancouver city residents and thousands of other householders across Metro Vancouver who rent rather than own their accommodation, finding a place to come home to in the continent's most-envied urban region can seem like the proverbial haystack-hunt for a needle. And once found, rental tenancy can end abruptly even when renters follow all the rules. In this latest Tyee Fellowship series funded by readers, journalist Jackie Wong investigates.
In This Series
Can a city be 'most livable' if you can't afford to live there? Tyee readers empowered Jackie Wong to investigate.
Can Vancouver turn the tide on 'renovictions' and keep housing affordable? First in a series funded by Tyee readers.
'The system is broken' say renter advocates who claim they're trapped in endless legal battles with landlords. Second in a Tyee reader-funded series.
Let costs rise without rents keeping pace? That's how you make a housing crunch, say targets of 'renoviction' protests. Third in a Tyee reader funded series.
Arbitration sounds simple and fair, but sources say it can be anything but. Fourth in a series funded by Tyee readers.
Policy ideas for dealing with rental crunch. Last in an investigative series funded by Tyee readers.