One in three Vancouverites can't afford what they pay for housing, if you believe the latest National Housing Survey. Throughout the greater Vancouver metro region, citizens call unaffordable housing a crisis in their communities. Yet housing remains low on both federal and provincial priority lists, and municipalities can only do so much.
In This Series
Priced out, working families and nonprofits take matters into their own hands. Start of a new solutions series.
Launched today, new Rental Housing Index hopes to transform knowledge into power.
Architect Avi Friedman scoured the globe for new housing forms we could apply in Canada.
An architect's trek around the world serves as a brainstorm for Vancouver solutions.
'Options from Homes' made homeownership possible for thousands in Ontario. Why hasn't it caught on here?
Free-market paradise over the Rockies is tackling housing crisis with a bold city-owned experiment.
Religious communities are putting their faith, and their property, behind affordable housing.
A canny Nova Scotian idea aims to pump millions into affordable rentals in Victoria.
Yes, really. Groups of frustrated renters are snapping up urban acreages, and spend less on housing than the rest of us.