Housing is a hot topic in B.C.
With a new premier and newly elected municipal governments in B.C., we’re passing the microphone to people working across the spectrum of housing. We’ve invited them to offer housing advice to municipal governments and to new Premier David Eby.
In this occasional Tyee series, you’ll see a range of perspectives, expertise and life experiences. All contributors share a desire to see more affordable housing built in the province — but as these essays show, the road towards it is complex and at times polarizing.
In This Series
What Should BC’s New Leaders Do about Housing?
A new premier and mayors could bring needed transformation — or more of the same. First in an occasional series offering ways forward.
What Should Premier Eby Do to Solve the Housing Crisis?
I propose nine ways to fix affordable housing in BC. Second in an occasional series.
What Canadian Cities Can Learn from My 'Intense' Mumbai Neighbourhood
Diversity, connection and a car-free life come when all the things you need, from fresh meals to doctors, are steps away from your home.
Vancouver Needs Vacancy Controls
Landlords get a huge rent jump when they oust tenants. Let's fix that. Part of a series of voices proposing new housing policies.
The Case Against Vacancy Controls for Vancouver
Better to increase payments for rent costs to people with low incomes. Latest in a series on housing advice to leaders.
How to Fix Housing Gridlock? Solve the Public Hearings Mess
By moving beyond project-based assessments, we can improve democracy in housing policy.
How the Missing Middle Can Save Cities
We need a new housing approach to meet the big challenges ahead and make our communities vibrant and diverse.
What’s Behind the ‘Housing Crisis’ in Canada?
‘The Tenant Class’ makes the case that rents are high for some so profits can be high for others. A Tyee Q&A with author Ricardo Tranjan.