affordable housing

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

 

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

 

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

(Black Press Media Creative)
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
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan has launched a public awareness campaign about housing affordability. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna mayoral candidates to discuss housing affordability

The forum is being hosted by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan has launched a public awareness campaign about housing affordability. (Black Press file photo)
A proposed four-storey development in Summerland will have housing for seniors and medical offices. (Image by Meikeljohn Architects, Inc.)

Seniors housing development receives Summerland council approval

Proposal for Dickson Avenue to bring 81 residential units and space for health services

A proposed four-storey development in Summerland will have housing for seniors and medical offices. (Image by Meikeljohn Architects, Inc.)
YeYe Housing Society is planning to build 20 townhomes at the corner of Flemming and Houghton roads for first-time home buyers. (Photo/YeYe Housing)

First-time Kelowna home buyers can benefit from 25% discount

YeYe Housing Society brings the development to Kelowna after success with a similar project in Banff

YeYe Housing Society is planning to build 20 townhomes at the corner of Flemming and Houghton roads for first-time home buyers. (Photo/YeYe Housing)
Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Affordable housing for Revelstoke’s hospitality workers

First tenants are expected to move into the building on Sept. 1, 2022

Members of the community attending the opening ceremony for the housing complex at 297 Humbert St. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
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

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
Houses under construction. (File photo/The Canadian Press)

They will come, so you must build, West Kelowna council told

Report to council states an average of 299 dwellings a year need to be built over the next 20-years

Houses under construction. (File photo/The Canadian Press)
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
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NOW Canada opens new housing for women and children in Kelowna

“This vision has now come to fruition and will have positive impact in our community”

(Photo - Contributed)
Team Four Financial Freedom won the Hacking Housing event hosted by Accelerate Okanagan June 23, 2022 (Contributed)

Hacking the housing crisis in Kelowna with app to help young people save for home

The proposed app works as a 52-week savings challenge

Team Four Financial Freedom won the Hacking Housing event hosted by Accelerate Okanagan June 23, 2022 (Contributed)
Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)

Lake Country council sees need for affordable housing advocacy

‘We’ve had a number of affordable housing projects that failed at the provincial and federal level’

Council got a look at the Regional District Central Okanagan’s draft housing strategy at its June 21 meeting. (File photo)