affordable housing

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich will move forward with developing a Housing Strategy with a swifter timeline, a task force and focus groups. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich opts to develop Housing Strategy with stakeholder task force

Councillor pleased to see Saanich’s ‘incredible unaffordability’ addressed swiftly

Saanich will move forward with developing a Housing Strategy with a swifter timeline, a task force and focus groups. (Black Press Media file photo)
Redd’s Roadhouse Pub employees are hurt over the lack of communication after the province purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, which the restaurant is attached to, to provied affordable housing to those living along Pandora Avenue and in Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Employees feel ‘backstabbed’ after hotel sold to province to house homeless

Province purchased Comfort Inn Hotel to provide shelter to people living on Pandora, Topaz Park

Redd’s Roadhouse Pub employees are hurt over the lack of communication after the province purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, which the restaurant is attached to, to provied affordable housing to those living along Pandora Avenue and in Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.

Province buys Victoria hotel to be used as affordable housing for homeless

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, at 3020 Blanshard St.

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.
Residents will soon begin moving into a new affordable housing complex at 3816 Carey Rd. (Google Maps)

New Saanich development provides options for people struggling to find housing

Residents begin moving into new affordable housing units this week

Residents will soon begin moving into a new affordable housing complex at 3816 Carey Rd. (Google Maps)
Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).

Vic West development proposes high-rise condos, hotels and affordable rental units

The Roundhouse development at Bayview Place is revived after a 12-year hiatus

Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).
Bosa Development will build three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (file provided/City of Victoria)

City of Victoria approves nearly 600 new homes for development

A mix of condos, rentals and affordable housing units approved by council

Bosa Development will build three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (file provided/City of Victoria)
Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)

City gives green light to downtown affordable housing development

Chard Development’s Cook Street Plaza will include 104 below-market units

Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)
Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the federal government would support Orono Place Apartments to build 120 affordable homes Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford gets federal cash boost for 120 affordable homes

Orono Place Apartments 70 per cent occupied, move in by April

Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the federal government would support Orono Place Apartments to build 120 affordable homes Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)

More than 100 illegal short-term rental suites listed in Esquimalt

The Township works on a complaint-based system to pursue bylaw breakers

More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)
Gordon Head Residents’ Association spokesperson Donald Gunn says residents never wanted a conflict between homeowners and students when it comes to unrelated occupancy limits. (Gordon Head Residents’ Association/Facebook)

Unrelated occupancy limits creating divisions in Saanich

Gordon Head Residents’ Association wants to see conditions to hold landlords accountable

Gordon Head Residents’ Association spokesperson Donald Gunn says residents never wanted a conflict between homeowners and students when it comes to unrelated occupancy limits. (Gordon Head Residents’ Association/Facebook)
Habitat for Humanity has secured a third build site located in Central Saanich. (Black Press file photo)

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for 11 new homes on the Saanich Peninsula

Successful applicants will help build their new homes and receive an affordable mortgage

Habitat for Humanity has secured a third build site located in Central Saanich. (Black Press file photo)
Saanich council endorsed CRD bylaw changes to allow an extra $10-million to be borrowed to complete the Regional Housing First Program initiatives. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council consents to CRD borrowing $10M extra for Regional Housing First Program

Approval from all CRD members required for loan to proceed

Saanich council endorsed CRD bylaw changes to allow an extra $10-million to be borrowed to complete the Regional Housing First Program initiatives. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing

Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing

The six-storey building proposal includes 242 rental apartments

Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing
Shawn Kuin is still unpacking after moving into his new apartment at the Mount Edward Court, but he’s happy to have his freedom. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Cool Aid Society opens 15 more affordable units for seniors

Seventy-Eight supportive housing units already at Mount Edward Court

Shawn Kuin is still unpacking after moving into his new apartment at the Mount Edward Court, but he’s happy to have his freedom. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sonja Trauss (left) and Adrian Crook will be speaking at Tuesday night’s Yes in My Back Yard event. (File contributed/ Urban Development Institute)

YIMBY: Yes, in My Back Yard discussions held in downtown Victoria

Housing density advocates to explore different solutions to affordable housing

Sonja Trauss (left) and Adrian Crook will be speaking at Tuesday night’s Yes in My Back Yard event. (File contributed/ Urban Development Institute)
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Garden suites coming soon to Saanich

Work is underway to legalize purpose-built detached garden suite rentals

  • Oct 22, 2019
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)

City of Victoria considers proposed senior rental development

The Mount St. Angela’s complex aims to include affordable rental units

The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)
Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday wants more affordable housing to be available to artists. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillor calls for more affordable housing options for artists

Coun. Jeremy Loveday wants Victoria to utilize current policies to help local artists

Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday wants more affordable housing to be available to artists. (Black Press Media file photo)