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
A new premier and mayors could bring needed transformation — or more of the same. First in an occasional series offering ways forward.
I propose nine ways to fix affordable housing in BC. Second in an occasional series.
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.
Landlords get a huge rent jump when they oust tenants. Let's fix that. Part of a series of voices proposing new housing policies.
Better to increase payments for rent costs to people with low incomes. Latest in a series on housing advice to leaders.
By moving beyond project-based assessments, we can improve democracy in housing policy.
We need a new housing approach to meet the big challenges ahead and make our communities vibrant and diverse.
‘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.
It could offer more security. Why are some so quick to dismiss it?
And what we need to spark solutions that prioritize homes, not investment.
And what’s stopping it in its tracks. A look inside a years-long saga.