Vancouver Affordable Housing

The Globe's New Solution To Vancouver Housing Crisis: Sleep In A Van

Michael Stewart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

Instead of "homelessness," he has renamed his lifestyle "urban camping."

Old Vancouver Jail Transformed Into Affordable Housing

CBC | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An old Vancouver remand centre has been turned into nearly 100 affordable housing units.

Vancouver's Affordability Trap

Matt Toner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Toner

While the provincial government might want to wish this crisis away, the facts have a way of hanging around.

Densifying Vancouver's Side Streets is Next Phase in Creating Affordable Housing

Nic Paolella | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Nic Paolella

For decades, new development in this city has been isolated to busy main streets and transit corridors and while these are logical areas for growth, it hasn't created a large enough land supply to meet the demand for housing while also driving the price of land to astronomical levels.

Give Vancouver The Tools To Level The Playing Field In Housing Market

Gregor Robertson | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Gregor Robertson

It seems with every passing day, there is a new story out about Vancouver's red-hot real estate market. As mayor, Vancouver's lack of affordable housing is one of the most complex challenges I've faced at City Hall.

Vancouver Mayor Says Feds 'Abandoned' Affordable Housing Problem

CBC | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the federal government has "abandoned" affordable housing, as he addressed concerns the city's e...

Renters Live In $5-Million Vancouver Mansion For $750/Month

The Tyee | David P. Ball | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

From left, Erik Paulsson, Phoenix Muranetz and Jeet-Kei Leung pose in front the South Vancouver mansion they share with several other friends on a nea...

Vancouver Holds Dubious World Ranking Again

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - Vancouver has been ranked among the most unaffordable real estate markets in a recent international report, leaving economists concerned abo...

Hotel Resurrected As Supportive Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A former Vancouver hotel has been officially reopened as an interim supportive housing for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Accor...

LOOK: Jail Turns Into Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's latest stab at innovative and affordable housing (after laneway homes and shipping container homes) comes in a more unexpected form: a jai...

Vancouver Has World's 2nd Least Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the sixth year in a row, Vancouver's housing market has placed as one of the two least affordable in the world, according to an international surv...

PHOTOS: Here's A Canadian First

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Twelve metal boxes in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have been transformed into Canada’s first recycled shipping container social housing development...

Housing Crisis Needs Action Now: Mayors

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The mayors of Canada's largest cities say there is a growing housing crisis across the country, with many people unable to buy homes becau...

Inside B.C. Laneway Homes (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is tackling its affordable housing conundrum by considering major changes to the increasingly well-designed laneway homes that are built fac...

The Losing Battle Of Vancouver Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's housing affordability keeps on dropping, and it seems that nothing politicians have done can stem the tide. Vancouver's average monthly...

For Sale: $10 Million B.C. Homes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Buying a home in British Columbia is expensive. But what do you get when price may not be an issue? A search of $1-million British Columbia homes o...

The Vision For Vancouver 2050

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Affordable housing and a strong transit system are key for Vancouver leading into 2050, Mayor Gregor Robertson told a crowd of real estate professiona...

Time To Put Vancouver's Streets On A Diet

CBC | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's Affordable Housing Task Force is calling for "thinner streets,” row housing and greater density in its final report, which is to go to c...