affordable housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

 

Aerial view of construction on Kingston Gardens Housing at 15243 99 Avenue. (Image: Metro Vancouver)

$50M ‘affordable’ rental housing project announced for Surrey

Kingston Gardens Housing at 15243 99 Ave. in Guildford will see 85 new rental units built

 

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver drops below Toronto as most expensive Canadian city in 2022 world rankings

Vancouver 108th most expensive in the world, according to international survey

 

Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing David Eby (left) meets with residents of Chorus and potential residents of Harmony. (Contributed photo)

B.C. housing minister Eby supports UNITI’s Harmony plan

Provincial attorney general tours South Surrey Chorus development, talks to residents

Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing David Eby (left) meets with residents of Chorus and potential residents of Harmony. (Contributed photo)
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LETTERS: Affordable housing failure in B.C.

Editor: Re: ‘Imbalance’ at core of B.C. housing problem: analyst,” May 26…

  • Jun 16, 2022
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White Rock and South Surrey real estate prices – and prices across the Lower Mainland and in other highly populated Canadian regions – have continued to rise, leaving next to nothing available for under $200,000, according to a new study. (File photo)

‘Affordable’ housing limited on Semiahmoo Peninsula, most other Canadian regions: report

New study shows that only 1 per cent of real-estate listings less than $200K in most major cities

White Rock and South Surrey real estate prices – and prices across the Lower Mainland and in other highly populated Canadian regions – have continued to rise, leaving next to nothing available for under $200,000, according to a new study. (File photo)
Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Needle in a haystack: Less than 1% of homes in B.C. cities listed below $200,000

Zero homes under $200,000 exist in nine B.C. cities, international real estate portal finds

Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Diana Brum outside the manufactured home she shares with two daughters at Newton’s Crispen Bays park. “It’s so very sad that the only form of actual (home) ownership is now being taken away from us,” Brum says. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

COSTLY LIVING: Housing headaches for residents forced out of Surrey manufactured home parks

‘It’s super affordable living here, and we don’t want to leave, but we’ll have to’

Diana Brum outside the manufactured home she shares with two daughters at Newton’s Crispen Bays park. “It’s so very sad that the only form of actual (home) ownership is now being taken away from us,” Brum says. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
BC Lions football player Andrew Peirson on a Whalley Boulevard sidewalk near his Surrey highrise condo. “Coming back (to Surrey in January), I noticed rent was a lot more this time,” says Peirson, who grew up in Kingston, Ont. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

COSTLY LIVING: Housing in Surrey is expensive, even for a Lion

For pro football players, finding a place to live in Surrey is an ‘every-year problem’

BC Lions football player Andrew Peirson on a Whalley Boulevard sidewalk near his Surrey highrise condo. “Coming back (to Surrey in January), I noticed rent was a lot more this time,” says Peirson, who grew up in Kingston, Ont. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Lauren Simpson stars in ‘Lauren’s Story,’ a documentary created about the Harmony inclusive-housing project in South Surrey. (YouTube screenshot)

Rejected South Surrey inclusive-housing project subject of documentary

Trailer previewing May 28 launch of ‘Lauren’s Story’ released on YouTube

Lauren Simpson stars in ‘Lauren’s Story,’ a documentary created about the Harmony inclusive-housing project in South Surrey. (YouTube screenshot)
A staff report on affordable housing turned into a hot potato at White Rock council’s meeting on Monday night. (File photo)

White Rock council delays discussion of affordable housing strategy

Staff report on committee recommmendations called ‘premature’

A staff report on affordable housing turned into a hot potato at White Rock council’s meeting on Monday night. (File photo)
Metro Vancouver real estate agents say the frenzy on house sales is slowing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the price tag will drop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metro Vancouver experts weigh in as RBC predicts cooling of B.C. housing market

Buyer frenzy beginning to slow, but sales still steady, real estate agents say

Metro Vancouver real estate agents say the frenzy on house sales is slowing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the price tag will drop. (Black Press Media file photo)
Judy Graves, speaker at the upcoming Social Justice Film Society screening of the documentary Vancouver: No Fixed Address, engages with two homeless people in Vancouver. Contributed photo

Social justice documentaries return to White Rock following 2-year hiatus

Film society begins monthly screenings at Community Centre with Vancouver: No Fixed Address

Judy Graves, speaker at the upcoming Social Justice Film Society screening of the documentary Vancouver: No Fixed Address, engages with two homeless people in Vancouver. Contributed photo
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LETTERS: Time to take steps toward housing affordability in B.C.

Editor: While the provincial government’s recently announced measures to improve housing affordability…

  • Apr 14, 2022
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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Budget 2022: Feds add measures to curb speculation as housing supply gets $10B boost

Plans rely heavily on cooperation with other levels of government and on the private sector

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Metro Vancouver mayors ask province for more funding for affordable housing

Mayors want $190 million in grants, additional loan financing from provincial government

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Houses under construction in Toronto, Friday, June 26, 2015. A local governance think tank says municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints that can be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Report on housing costs examines role for municipalities in easing affordability

‘No way it’s going to be fixed without municipalities, provinces and the feds working together’

Houses under construction in Toronto, Friday, June 26, 2015. A local governance think tank says municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints that can be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
There have been “missed opportunities” to develop density along SkyTrain lines, B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says. (TransLink photo)

B.C. to force higher-density development along transit lines

Agency will have authority to buy land along rail corridors

There have been “missed opportunities” to develop density along SkyTrain lines, B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says. (TransLink photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

65 market-rental apartments included in South Surrey proposal

City staff recommend council set public hearing for April 11

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announced the implementation of 500 new complex-care housing spaces across the province on Tuesday (March 22). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

$164 million health-care linked, eviction-free housing project coming to B.C.

100 complex-care spaces to be created in Greater Victoria, among 500 across B.C. by 2023

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announced the implementation of 500 new complex-care housing spaces across the province on Tuesday (March 22). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)