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The number one issue in every corner of B.C. this year is affordable housing. In May British Columbians will head to the polls with a rising class of young people wondering if they'll ever own a home, Gen Xers considering leaving B.C., and seniors telling their seniors advocate that housing is the number one issue for them.
The B.C. government will be working with communities throughout the province to identify specific housing needs .
Modular, movable, and miniature.
Around 2,000 units will be created with the money.
Remember that time a house sold for millions over asking in a few hours? Yeah.
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Only $20,000. But read the fine print.
Instead of "homelessness," he has renamed his lifestyle "urban camping."
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An old Vancouver remand centre has been turned into nearly 100 affordable housing units.
While the provincial government might want to wish this crisis away, the facts have a way of hanging around.
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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.
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.
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