affordable housing

B.C. Premier David Eby makes an announcement in Vancouver on November 20, 2022. On Nov. 21, Eby announced his plan to tackle the province’s housing crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eby drills down on age-restrictive stratas, municipal targets in new housing measures

Proposed legislation will give B.C. greater control over how communities address housing needs

 

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

 

Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)

More adult children are living with their parents; new B.C. study to dive deep into dynamics

Umay Kader will interview 50 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and at least one of their parents

 

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.

Habitat for Humanity survey reveals housing affordability as a top concern for Canadians

A new survey released Nov. 10 by Habitat for Humanity Canada finds…

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Homes under construction are seen in a new subdivision in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, on Friday, July 30, 2021. First-time homebuyers in Canada are facing one of the toughest real estate markets in generations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tips for first-time homebuyers as affordability in Canada continues to deteriorate

Home prices slowly beginning to improve, but overall affordability still down

Homes under construction are seen in a new subdivision in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, on Friday, July 30, 2021. First-time homebuyers in Canada are facing one of the toughest real estate markets in generations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Keremeos’ Ambrosia affordable housing development celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19. The 43 units are now accepting applicants, including suites for families. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Photos: Ambrosia affordable housing opens a new chapter for Keremeos

The 43-unit 3-storey housing project is the largest yet in the community

Keremeos’ Ambrosia affordable housing development celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19. The 43 units are now accepting applicants, including suites for families. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
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LETTER: Solutions needed for affordable housing shortage

Scarcity of housing affects everyone

  • Oct 12, 2022
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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COLUMN: Days of cheap rent are in the past

The building was old and had seen better days

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Black Press Media Creative)

Housing affordability to improve in 2023, with some regional disparities: Desjardins

Cost of the average house currently 67 per cent higher than what the average household can afford

(Black Press Media Creative)
The new affordable housing building on Oliver’s Airport Street, courtesy of the M’akola Housing Society and B.C.’s Community Housing Fund. (Photo- Screenshot from the Town of Oliver)

Province opens 46-unit affordable housing building in Oliver

The four-storey apartment is owned and operated by the M’akola Housing Society

The new affordable housing building on Oliver’s Airport Street, courtesy of the M’akola Housing Society and B.C.’s Community Housing Fund. (Photo- Screenshot from the Town of Oliver)
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Average home price 67 per cent higher than affordable level in August: PBO

National average home price reached a peak of $839,600 in February 2022

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street. (Rendering)

Five-storey affordable housing coming to downtown Penticton

City council approves controversial height variance to allow for much-needed housing

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street. (Rendering)
A proposed four-storey development in Summerland will have housing for seniors and medical offices. (Image by Meikeljohn Architects, Inc.)

Seniors housing development receives Summerland council approval

Proposal for Dickson Avenue to bring 81 residential units and space for health services

A proposed four-storey development in Summerland will have housing for seniors and medical offices. (Image by Meikeljohn Architects, Inc.)
The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)

Long-awaited BC Housing project opens in Keremeos

Quail Crossing is the first of 3 set to open this year

The Quail Crossing project in Keremeos is finally open and seniors have already started to move into the affordable housing. (Photo courtesy of BC Housing)
Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Affordable housing for Revelstoke’s hospitality workers

First tenants are expected to move into the building on Sept. 1, 2022

Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
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

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

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Ambrosia housing development in Keremeos is getting close to being ready. (Keremeos Review)

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society looking to future with more affordable housing

The LSCSS is preparing for another new project in the coming years

The Ambrosia housing development in Keremeos is getting close to being ready. (Keremeos Review)
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Pre-constructed modular homes to support Vernon’s homeless

A building run by Turning Points Collaborative Society will open up 51 self-contained units

  • Jun 6, 2022
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The Ambrosia housing development in Keremeos is getting close to being ready. (Keremeos Review)

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society looking for support for more affordable Keremeos housing

The LSCSS is headed to Keremeos’ council on June 6 with their request

The Ambrosia housing development in Keremeos is getting close to being ready. (Keremeos Review)