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Housing

news

The Big Give: How Owners Got Rich, and Renters Didn’t

These nine graphs show how government widened the wealth gap between Canadians who rent, and Canadians who own a home.

By Christopher Pollon, Christopher Cheung and Chris Wood, Yesterday


opinion

The Real Reason You Can’t Afford a Home

A seismic shift in the global financial system is driving Vancouver’s soaring housing costs.

By Geoff Dembicki, 20 Feb 2017


news

‘Modular’ One-Person Homes Fill a Need in Vancouver

City, Ottawa, Vancity Credit Union — and one man’s estate — make for innovative transition housing.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Feb 2017


news

Should Old Rental Buildings Be Saved — or Sacrificed?

A building boom decades ago is still housing half of Canada’s tenants. But time is running out on a generation of apartment buildings.

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Feb 2017


news

We’re Losing What ‘SRO’ Hotels Can Do Right

For some, much-maligned ‘single-room occupancy’ means independent shelter within their budget. And it’s vanishing.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Feb 2017


news

Ministry Says Supports ‘Available’ to Youth Exiting Province’s Care. How Available?

A guide to options for at-risk young adults, and why advocates say they aren’t enough.

By Katie Hyslop, 6 Feb 2017


presents

Just Added: Tyee Renter Event to Feature UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

In a video address, Leilani Farha to discuss her report on housing ‘financialization.’

By Tyee Staff, 31 Jan 2017


opinion

We’ve Let Vancouver Become a Playground for Plutocrats

Staggering increases in property value attract wealthy investors and force the rest of us out.

By Mitchell Anderson, 30 Jan 2017


news

For Some Kamloops Youth, It’s Easier to Get High than to Get Help

Shortage of detox beds, doctors makes getting well tough. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Jan 2017


news

Imagining City Life After the Car

Our love affair with the private vehicle is waning. Does it still deserve a third of our urban living space?

By Christopher Pollon, 19 Jan 2017


news

BC Landlords Group Wants Members to ‘Rent It Right’

New registry tests landlords on knowledge of tenants’ rights and their own obligations.

By Christopher Cheung, 18 Jan 2017


news

Kamloops ‘Wrap Force’ Fights Youth Homelessness

Once homeless herself, Katherine McParland now campaigns to shelter the most vulnerable. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 Jan 2017


news

Young, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s Interior

In Kamloops, a window on ‘hidden’ struggles of youths who have no place to call home. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 17 Jan 2017


news

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, 16 Jan 2017


news

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


news

Extreme-Weather-Only Shelters in Vancouver Are Not Enough, Advocates Say

One east-side ‘warming centre’ saw more than 1,300 visits over 10-day cold snap.

By Stefania Seccia, 9 Jan 2017


news

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


news

Fleeing Million Dollar Vancouver? Your Suburban Life May Cost Just as Much

Urbanist Andy Yan’s latest study reveals the cost burden of transportation.

By Christopher Cheung, 21 Dec 2016


opinion

Liberals’ Homebuyer Plan: Short-Term Political Gain for Long-Term Taxpayer Pain

Christy Clark’s interest-free loans to buyers will inflate home prices, enrich real estate industry and lure people into risky deals.

By Bill Tieleman, 20 Dec 2016


news

‘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