affordable housing

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

 

A fire at Devonshire Court Housing Co-op left 14 units uninhabitable. (The News files)

Maple Ridge affordable housing operator asks for federal funds

Devonshire Court apartments damaged by a fire in the spring

 

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

 

Site of new affordable housing units in Maple Ridge (Google Street View)

Province plans to purchase new affordable rental home development in Maple Ridge

B.C. will buy a 66-unit rental home development on Saint Anne Avenue for $23.6 million

  • May 31, 2021
Site of new affordable housing units in Maple Ridge (Google Street View)
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
British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Attorney General covers housing, homelessness and justice reform in Surrey Zoom

‘I think it would be really great to hold some sessions in Surrey,’ Eby says of legislative assembly

British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
VanVlack family of Whalley has been evicted from their townhouse after neighbour complained about special needs child making too much noise. (Submitted photo)

Whalley family evicted, says neighbour complained child with special needs is too noisy

Tenants advocacy group staged rally Wednesday on behalf of family of six

VanVlack family of Whalley has been evicted from their townhouse after neighbour complained about special needs child making too much noise. (Submitted photo)
An artist sketch of Heather Place in Vancouver is an example of Metro’s affordable housing designs. (Special to The News)

Metro working to bring affordable housing to Pitt Meadows

Proposed $46 million project would build some 120 units

An artist sketch of Heather Place in Vancouver is an example of Metro’s affordable housing designs. (Special to The News)
Province financing ensure lower rents in new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex

Province financing ensure lower rents in new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex

Government offers low-interest loan to developer in exchange for reduced rates for future tenants

Province financing ensure lower rents in new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex
Construction could start as soon as 2021 if Pitt Meadows is chosen for Metro Vancouver Housing project. (File photo)

Pitt Meadows on shortlist of four communities being considered for Metro Vancouver Housing

Mayor thinks regional equity, central location, and possible day-care collab positions city well

Construction could start as soon as 2021 if Pitt Meadows is chosen for Metro Vancouver Housing project. (File photo)
Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall would like to add more affordable housing to the city. (THE NEWS/files)

Pitt Meadows to apply for Metro Vancouver Community Housing program

Council agreed to offer the gravel parking lot adjacent to Civic Centre

Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall would like to add more affordable housing to the city. (THE NEWS/files)
B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

B.C. to give municipalities final say over rental zoning

City halls will be required to provide housing needs assessment

B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. to give renters a break on deposits, rent increases

Short-term lease loophole to be closed, Selina Robinson says

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)