affordable housing

Could matching people needing housing with homes with empty pillows through home sharing help solve Vancouver Island’s housing problem? (pixabay file)

Can Vancouver Island’s empty bedrooms help solve the housing crunch?

40% of Campbell River bedrooms empty, coalition hopes to fill them through home sharing

 

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

 

Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria adopts ‘historic’ permit process to kickstart more affordable housing

Policy allows certain projects to bypass council, looks to spur housing creation

 

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)
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)
Town of Qualicum Beach is offering non-profit organizations an opportunity to discuss affordable housing on town-owned properties. (Black Press file photo)

Qualicum Beach to look for expressions of interest for low-cost housing

Town-owned properties being discussed for affordable housing initiatives

Town of Qualicum Beach is offering non-profit organizations an opportunity to discuss affordable housing on town-owned properties. (Black Press file photo)
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(PQB News file photo)
A rendering of the affordable housing site at Moilliett Street South in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Province provides $10M for development of 87 affordable rental homes in Parksville

City and the Regional District of Nanaimo waive development costs totalling $725,000

A rendering of the affordable housing site at Moilliett Street South in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
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Parksville council to consider carriage houses on certain downtown properties

Mayor wants to improve affordable housing options in the city

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B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society is developing an affordable housing project on Railway Street and Village Way. (DYS Illustration).
Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society is developing an affordable housing project on Railway Street and Village Way. (DYS Illustration).
(BC Housing photo)
(BC Housing photo)
A rendering of the a proposed multi-residential development on Railway Street and Village Way in Qualicum Beach. (DYS Architecture Illustration)

Proposed affordable housing project in Qualicum Beach receives $25K grant

Plan proposes a 56-unit multi-residential development

A rendering of the a proposed multi-residential development on Railway Street and Village Way in Qualicum Beach. (DYS Architecture Illustration)
Tiny homes are now being looked at to help solve shortage of affordable housing. (BC Housing photo)
Tiny homes are now being looked at to help solve shortage of affordable housing. (BC Housing photo)
The Society of Organized Services, District 69, building at 245 Hirst Ave in Parksville. SOS recently was named the service provider to accommodate affordable housing for tourism and hospitality works in Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Society of Organized Services, District 69, building at 245 Hirst Ave in Parksville. SOS recently was named the service provider to accommodate affordable housing for tourism and hospitality works in Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Mandy Moraes photo)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito