affordable housing

A condo project is shown in Langford, B.C., on October 22, 2021. The federal government has set aside billions of dollars to quickly build affordable housing across the country, but delays in construction suggest many of the projects approved for funding are missing their deadlines. The Rapid Housing Initiative is a federal program launched in 2020 that provides funding to cities and non-profit organizations to build affordable homes for vulnerable Canadians, including people experiencing homelessness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Majority of affordable homes approved under federal program not yet constructed

Just 1,449 units have been completed, according to November document

 

A 200-unit apartment complex proposed for Clement Avenue will help bolster Kelowna’s purpose-built rental inventory. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Central Okanagan 4th highest in Canada for rental rates in 2022

Vancouver, Toronto, and Victoria topped the list ahead of Kelowna metropolitan area

 

The five-member Purdy family gather in one of two bedrooms they share in a house they rent with extended family in Kapolei, Hawaii, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. The family moved to Las Vegas in 2017 to escape Hawaii’s high cost of living and returned last year and share two bedrooms in a home they rent with extended family. Native Hawaiians, like the Purdys, who have been priced out of Hawaii are finding more affordable places to live in cities like Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

Native Hawaiians flock to Las Vegas for affordable living

The median price for a single-family home in Hawaii topped $900,000 during the pandemic

 

Conceptual rendering for Clements Crescent development. (Porchlight Developments).

Peachland council to take a gander at apartment project, new street name

Porchlight Developments proposing an 84-unit building next to Peachland Elementary

Conceptual rendering for Clements Crescent development. (Porchlight Developments).
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More action needed on housing affordability in Kelowna: Staff report

‘Low vacancy rates in the rental market and corresponding high costs have cascading impacts’

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Shelter costs in Kelowna only differ by $78/month between renters and owners. (@khzny/Twitter)

Under $80 difference between rent, mortgage prices in Kelowna the smallest in Canada

Shelter costs are just $78/month more as a homeowner

Shelter costs in Kelowna only differ by $78/month between renters and owners. (@khzny/Twitter)
Protesting the clearing of trees for a new development. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Activists gather as trees cut down at Kelowna affordable housing project

Activists showed their gratitude to the trees as they were being cut down

Protesting the clearing of trees for a new development. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The Kelowna housing market went up 14 per cent according to the 2023 BC Assessment. (@khzny/Twitter)

Less demand, more options give hope to Okanagan housing market

Second half of 2022 showed improvement from assessment date, says realtor

The Kelowna housing market went up 14 per cent according to the 2023 BC Assessment. (@khzny/Twitter)
Construction is making good progress on the Oso project downtown, with businesses set to start occupying the first floor retail space next month. Oso is a brand new residential and commercial development in downtown Golden, BC. (Claire Palmer photo)

Affordable residential units to be built downtown Golden

This project will be between the town of Golden and Golden CED

Construction is making good progress on the Oso project downtown, with businesses set to start occupying the first floor retail space next month. Oso is a brand new residential and commercial development in downtown Golden, BC. (Claire Palmer photo)
West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom. (Black Press file photo)

West Kelowna mayor urges need for more housing as council cancels carriage house

‘We have an opportunity to help an individual or family that can use a roof over their heads’

West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom. (Black Press file photo)
Conceptual rendering of 25-storey tower to be built at 350 Doyle Avenue. (Zeidler Architecture)
Conceptual rendering of 25-storey tower to be built at 350 Doyle Avenue. (Zeidler Architecture)
Conceptual rendering of 25-storey tower to be built at 350 Doyle Avenue. (Zeidler Architecture)
Conceptual rendering of 25-storey tower to be built at 350 Doyle Avenue. (Zeidler Architecture)
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

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
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

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

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

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A family of three in their new home in Lake Country: (from left) Ariela, Alicia (mom) and Miguel. (Jacqueline Gelineau - BlackPress Media)

Habitat for Humanity gives the keys to a happy future in Lake Country

Eight families were given the keys to their new homes in Lake Country on Oct. 5

A family of three in their new home in Lake Country: (from left) Ariela, Alicia (mom) and Miguel. (Jacqueline Gelineau - BlackPress Media)
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