affordable housing

Lack of available and affordable housing in the region has seen some junior members of the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Esquimalt stay in single quarters largely meant for trainees, months after they were meant to find housing off base. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

New recruits at CFB Esquimalt struggle to find housing after training completed

Some personnel remain in single quarters due to cost, availability of housing in region

 

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

 

Greater Victoria remains the fourth most expensive rental market in the country, according to a recent report. Construction is pictured in downtown Victoria in May 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria remains 4th most expensive rental market in Canada: report

1-BR unit rent rose 2.2 per cent May to June; 2-BR price dropped 6 per cent

 

Officials put shovels in the ground at 874 Fleming St. in Esquimalt, the future site of a 137-unit affordable housing project. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: $22 million affordable housing build in the works for Esquimalt

Former Esquimalt Lions Lodge site to house 137-units

Officials put shovels in the ground at 874 Fleming St. in Esquimalt, the future site of a 137-unit affordable housing project. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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
Derek Bernardo, president/CEO of Broadmead Care which operates Nigel House, speaks to the replacement building and the partnerships with other agencies in the Nigel Valley project in Saanich, during a June 30 funding announcement at the Garth Homer Centre. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Housing partnership, funding applauded for Saanich’s Nigel Valley development

Four local non-profit housing and service agencies celebrate progress on projects

Derek Bernardo, president/CEO of Broadmead Care which operates Nigel House, speaks to the replacement building and the partnerships with other agencies in the Nigel Valley project in Saanich, during a June 30 funding announcement at the Garth Homer Centre. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Oak Bay community members participate at a design fair for the second round of public engagement on the district’s infill housing strategy. An initial round of public engagement found 88 per cent of Oak Bay residents support the implementation of infill housing. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Survey finds almost 90 per cent of Oak Bay residents want infill housing

Planners prioritize flexible housing options while preserving look and feel of district

Oak Bay community members participate at a design fair for the second round of public engagement on the district’s infill housing strategy. An initial round of public engagement found 88 per cent of Oak Bay residents support the implementation of infill housing. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
The Capital Region Housing Corporation is looking to replace its 1983-built Campus View Court townhouses on McCoy Road with two larger buildings. (crd.bc.ca)

Capital Region Housing targets Saanich for its next subsidized redevelopment

McCoy Road proposal would replace 12 townhomes with 119 units of varying sizes

The Capital Region Housing Corporation is looking to replace its 1983-built Campus View Court townhouses on McCoy Road with two larger buildings. (crd.bc.ca)
Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Needle in a haystack: Less than 1% of homes in B.C. cities listed below $200,000

Zero homes under $200,000 exist in nine B.C. cities, international real estate portal finds

Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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

Could matching people needing housing with homes with empty pillows through home sharing help solve Vancouver Island’s housing problem? (pixabay file)
New North Saanich residents James, his father Dwayne, mother Nancy with James’ emotional support animal Angel and brother Ryan were joined by former Habitat Victoria chief executive officer Yolanda Meijer and current Habitat Victoria CEO Colin Doylend during Friday’s key ceremony. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Victoria)

New residents welcomed with fully accessible home in North Saanich

Habitat for Humanity Victoria home offers additional space for child with accessibility needs

New North Saanich residents James, his father Dwayne, mother Nancy with James’ emotional support animal Angel and brother Ryan were joined by former Habitat Victoria chief executive officer Yolanda Meijer and current Habitat Victoria CEO Colin Doylend during Friday’s key ceremony. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Victoria)
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

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)
Sidney and Central Saanich are reviewing efforts by the City to Victoria to speed up affordable housing projects, but have also signalled that no immediate changes are coming. Both communities (along with North Saanich) are currently reviewing their respective Official Community Plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney and Central Saanich are reviewing efforts by the City to Victoria to speed up affordable housing projects, but have also signalled that no immediate changes are coming. Both communities (along with North Saanich) are currently reviewing their respective Official Community Plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria adopts ‘historic’ affordable housing process

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

Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
The map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Public hearing on Thursday to cover Victoria’s streamlined affordable housing plan

Proposal to maximize building densities, delegate certain project approvals

The map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
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)
An aerial photo of the lot at 880 Fleming Street, which was approved for the township for development rezoning on March 7. (Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt rezoning creates densest neighbourhood by 75%, despite widespread concern

Esquimalt East Community Association express environmental, flooding worries

An aerial photo of the lot at 880 Fleming Street, which was approved for the township for development rezoning on March 7. (Township of Esquimalt)