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Housing

opinion

Eight Solutions to Canada’s Housing Crisis

From co-ops to tax reform to municipal zoning, we have tools to provide homes for everyone.

By Guy Dauncey, Today


opinion

Make Vancouver the World’s Slowest City: A Manifesto

The Greenest Action Plan doesn’t seem to be making Lotus Land happier. Here’s a new vision.

By David Beers and Patrick M. Condon, Yesterday


news

Can We Be Gentle with Density?

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

By Christopher Pollon, 6 Dec 2016


news

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


news

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


news

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


news

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


news

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


news

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


news

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


news

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


tyeenews

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


opinion

Airbnb a Problem, Not a Solution, for Homeowners, Renters and Cities

It’s being picked on by councils around the world. And for good reason.

By Bill Tieleman, 1 Nov 2016


news

In Vancouver, Another Tent City Is Dismantled

West Hastings camp is gone, sending some residents to shelter beds, others back to parks and alleys.

By Stefania Seccia, 29 Oct 2016


news

‘They’re Angry Because We’re Failing Them’: Cities Share Tensions at Housing Summit

Experts from Toronto, San Francisco, New York say they need help from those up top.

By Christopher Cheung, 27 Oct 2016


news

Liberal MLAs Linked to Killed Maple Ridge Shelter Plan, Documents Reveal

Coleman, BC Housing, council supported motel purchase to reduce homelessness.

By Andrew MacLeod, 26 Oct 2016


news

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


news

One Simple Idea to Stop ‘Renovictions’

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

By Christopher Pollon, 19 Oct 2016


news

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


news

Life Skills Program for Former Foster Kids Seeks Boost

Seven years in the making, life skills “apprenticeship” program for young women needs $75k to succeed.

By Katie Hyslop, 12 Oct 2016