Four years ago, a spike in home prices and rent rates spurred B.C. residents to call for change and politicians to respond with new taxes to prevent speculation, and funding to build housing. Then the COVID-19 crisis hit. In this special series, Jen St. Denis reports in-depth on how families are faring in Metro Vancouver’s housing market, whether new policies are making an impact, and how to build a resilient housing system post-pandemic.
In This Series
Renters are asking why they should pay their landlords, while landlords fear losing their own housing.
Rental discrimination and a big BC Housing backlog are leaving desperate single moms out in the cold.
Owning a home was once the Canadian dream. In Vancouver, it’s out of reach for most.
In Metro Vancouver, it’s tough to put down roots. Will new rent laws and speculation taxes help?
Deanna Pointe’s family was shattered by the Sixties Scoop. Now she heads a three-generation family in East Vancouver.