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No, Homelessness Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

Calgary and other cities are ‘wrapping’ their citizens in help, starting with shelter. It works.

By Stefania Seccia, Yesterday

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Should Developers Meet Quotas for Affordable Housing Units?

‘Inclusionary zoning’ has worked in US cities, but is tricky to get right.

By Christopher Cheung, 13 Jan 2017

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BC First Nation Gets Active about Passive Housing

Partnership between Yale and modular building company sprouts affordable green homes.

By Katie Hyslop, 9 Jan 2017

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Global Housing Summit Raised Questions, Few Answers

A UBC urban planning student attended the United Nations’ Habitat III conference in Quito. He came away inspired, but also impatient.

By Andrew Martin, 26 Dec 2016

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‘Rent Banks’ Offer Loans to Tide You Over

Municipalities and non-profits sponsor help for some when homelessness looms.

By Christopher Cheung, 13 Dec 2016

Recent Solutions: News Articles that Investigate Social Problems, Problem-Solving Journalism

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Can We Be Gentle with Density?

Many housing experts say yes. Here are at least four ways.

By Christopher Pollon, 6 Dec 2016


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A Tyee Series

Yes! In My Backyard!

A commitment to neighbourliness eases resistance to new supportive housing. Part of a series.

By Stefania Seccia, 5 Dec 2016


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New Tool Aims to Keep Low-cost Indigenous Housing Available

Association wants to see providers make best choices to stay open and debt free.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Dec 2016


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The Key to a Family-Friendly City? Family-Sized Housing

Fully functioning cities need families too. Here’s how they can attract and keep them.

By Christopher Cheung, 25 Nov 2016


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A Tyee Series

How Vancouver Youth Feel about Life in ‘World’s Most Livable City’

A roundtable discussion with the next generation. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Nov 2016


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What Would a National Indigenous Housing Strategy Look Like?

Firstly, it would be Indigenous led and administered, according to those we asked.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Nov 2016


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How to House Us All: A Tyee Reader

Ottawa’s been listening to Canadians beef about housing. Here are ideas from two years of reporting for making them less worried.

By Chris Wood, 21 Nov 2016


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Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought

Canada’s first national survey of homeless youth calls out the ‘myth’ of wilful runaways.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Nov 2016


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Bring On the Drones

Eyes in the sky can change conversations about the environment.

By Tyler Hooper, 12 Nov 2016


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A Tyee Series

Rethinking Tent Cities as a Help in Housing Crisis, Not a Nuisance

Activists say BC should follow Portland, Seattle in allowing shelter under polycotton.

By Stefania Seccia, 7 Nov 2016


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A Tyee Series

We’re Teaming Up to Find Fresh Solutions for Homelessness

The Tyee and Megaphone Magazine join forces on a six-month project, launching today.

By Robyn Smith and Jessica Hannon, 7 Nov 2016


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‘Workers Deserve Something Sustainable’: Oil Workers Unveil Clean Jobs Plan

Plan includes federal support for skills training, investments in renewables.

By Carol Linnitt, 3 Nov 2016


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Abandon the Dream Home, This Prof Says. You’ll Be Happier

UBC’s Nathanael Lauster urges city dwellers to shake off their ‘house addiction.’

By Christopher Cheung, 24 Oct 2016


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One Simple Idea to Stop ‘Renovictions’

Let the original tenants come home — at their old rent.

By Christopher Pollon, 19 Oct 2016


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The Future Is Cities. Can Countries Adapt?

UN conference born in Vancouver draws thousands to Ecuador to take another run at creating a ‘right to the city.’

By Christopher Cheung, 17 Oct 2016


Landowner Loses Fight to Sue Regulator in Fracking Case

In split decision, justices say Jessica Ernst has no right to sue over alleged Charter violations.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

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