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Housing

news

Housing ‘the Largest Single Commitment’ in Morneau’s Budget

But funding falls short of homelessness needs.

By Christopher Cheung, Katie Hyslop, Stefania Seccia and Chris Wood, Today


news

Why Real Estate Developers Are Ignoring the Middle Class

And why some industry leaders worry it will come ‘back to haunt us.’

By Geoff Dembicki, Today


news

Time to End the Capital Gains Giveaway to Canadian Homeowners?

This week’s federal budget is a chance to bring tax fairness to Canadian renters.

By Christopher Pollon, Yesterday


opinion

Clark’s Failure on Housing Affordability Big Problem for BC Liberals

House prices on the rise again despite foreign buyer tax.

By Bill Tieleman, Yesterday


news

How Vancouver’s House Prices Are Killing Social Mobility

Unaffordability in our top cities widens the divide between elites and everyone else.

By Geoff Dembicki, 13 Mar 2017


news

To End Homelessness, Prevent It from Happening in the First Place

Early diagnosis, access to multiple supports keep people off the street.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Mar 2017


news

Map: How ‘Infill’ Housing Is Blossoming in the Lower Mainland

See how cities are turning ‘single family’ lots into several homes.

By Katie Hyslop, 9 Mar 2017


news

Should Developers Pay to ‘Ride’ the Benefits of Transit?

Where transit goes, land values rise. Should cities and the public get a share?

By Christopher Cheung, 7 Mar 2017


opinion

Fix a ‘Failing’ City, Mayor Robertson? Here’s How

Your call to diversify housing in emptying neighbourhoods lacks one prime ingredient: A citywide plan.

By Patrick M. Condon, 6 Mar 2017


news

How Global Elites Profit from Unaffordability

And why they make it harder to fix Vancouver’s housing crisis.

By Geoff Dembicki, 3 Mar 2017


tyeenews

Tyee Event Highlights the Apartment as a ‘Home for Good’

Renting shouldn’t be just a ‘stop-over to something better.’ And more quick highlights from our sold-out evening.

By Housing Fix Staff, 2 Mar 2017


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, 22 Feb 2017


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