affordable housing

Campbell River has the lowest rental vacancy rate on Vancouver Island. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Average Vernon renters aren’t earning enough to own

Housing needs assessment looks at gaps, city weighs rental restrictions

 

Residents of Hiawatha RV Park in Kelowna have until February to find new homes. Pictured above is resident Victoria Fox, pictured with her son outside her home. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Eviction notice leaves Kelowna trailer park resident fearing homelessness

44 mobile home units at Hiawatha RV Park were served an eviction notice yesterday, making room for new development

 

Residents moved in to Thunderbird Manor in Vernon at the end of May. The 38 affordable units come as part of the province’s initiative to deliver 141 units to the Interior, according to a B.C. government announcement Friday, June 12, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Affordable housing units coming to B.C. Interior

Provincial funds will help create 141 new affordable units throughout the region; some have already moved in

 

B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran pose for pictures. (Connor Trembley - Capital News)

Province announces more affordable rental homes for Kelowna

These housing projects are part of 1,200 new homes that are complete or underway in Kelowna

B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran pose for pictures. (Connor Trembley - Capital News)
Provincially, Ontario has the highest rental rate followed by B.C. (Bullpen Research & Consulting)

Kelowna 14th most expensive city to rent

The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom unit in the city was $1,313 in December

Provincially, Ontario has the highest rental rate followed by B.C. (Bullpen Research & Consulting)
Village Green Hotel manager Jay Rosenberger is starting a pilot project to provide affordable housing for those who need it. (Brendan Shykora - Morning star)

Okanagan hotel manager plans to turn spare rooms into affordable housing

Village Green Hotel’s Jay Rosenberger has been his own journey of recovery, and now wants to help

Village Green Hotel manager Jay Rosenberger is starting a pilot project to provide affordable housing for those who need it. (Brendan Shykora - Morning star)
Kelowna moves to 6th most expensive rental market in Canada

Kelowna moves to 6th most expensive rental market in Canada

The report comes from the Canadian National Rent Report from Padmapper for February 2019

Kelowna moves to 6th most expensive rental market in Canada
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)