affordable housing

Erin Pharez, an employee at the Comox Valley ReStore, holds a phone showing the online 50/50 in one hand and paper tickets for the ReStore 50/50 in the other. The Habitat For Humanity Vancouver island North monthly online 50/50 raffle has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $5,000. There is also a monthly 50/50 draw at each of the two ReStores - in Campbell River and in Courtenay. Photo supplied

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North 50/50 raffles offer two ways to win

Cady Corman Special to Black Press Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North…

 

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

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)
Cumberland is looking to streamline the process for accessory dwelling units near downtown. Record file photo

Cumberland to streamline its densification process

Village wants to save staff time, costs for applicants for accessory dwelling units

Cumberland is looking to streamline the process for accessory dwelling units near downtown. Record file photo
Cumberland is considering an affordable homes plan for Ulverston Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland considers affordable, individual homes plan

“I’ve always admired Tin Town … This sounds a little bit like that”

Cumberland is considering an affordable homes plan for Ulverston Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Habitat Vancouver Island North’s Bid to Build Auction raises more than $46,000

By Cady Corman Special to Black Press Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island…

Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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
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
Peter Sanderson at Habitat VIN’s Lake Trail Road construction site which was named in his honour. | Photo Credit: John Bonner

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North brings home 2 awards from national convention

Cady Corman Special to Black Press Habitat for Humanity Canada celebrated the…

  • May 18, 2022
Peter Sanderson at Habitat VIN’s Lake Trail Road construction site which was named in his honour. | Photo Credit: John Bonner
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)
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)
Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Habitat for Humanity still seeking homeownership applications for next Comox Valley project

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) is still seeking homeownership…

Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The plan for a manufactured home park in Cumberland came back before council after a public meeting earlier this year. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland manufactured home project split into two phases

Council also wants staff to look updating 100-year stormwater plans

The plan for a manufactured home park in Cumberland came back before council after a public meeting earlier this year. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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

Victoria has passed what some are calling an unprecedented affordable housing policy. (Black Press Media file photo)
The plan is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. Record file photo

Cumberland considers tax break for affordable housing project on Second Street

OCP, zoning amendments still need adoption for site of proposed 22-unit building

The plan is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. Record file photo
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)