affordable housing

A digital rendering shows what the 200 Cook St. development will look like. A 388 square-foot studio apartment will rent for $1,600. (File contributed/ Urban Core Ventures)

‘Affordable’ a matter of perception for downtown Victoria development

Local residents confused about prices at new rental complex in Cook Street Village

A digital rendering shows what the 200 Cook St. development will look like. A 388 square-foot studio apartment will rent for $1,600. (File contributed/ Urban Core Ventures)
Victoria city council voted for mandate that developers include 20 per cent affordable units in projects which include more than 60 units. (File photo)

Developers say Victoria’s affordable housing mandate will further drive rental housing crisis

Large-scale developers must make 20 per cent of projects affordable housing units

Victoria city council voted for mandate that developers include 20 per cent affordable units in projects which include more than 60 units. (File photo)
Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

After years of back and forth, the policy will be ratified in two weeks

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy
A new, two-phase development at 3020 Douglas St. and 584 Burnside Rd. E will accommodate 157 affordable rental units (File contributed/City of Victoria)

City of Victoria approves affordable housing project at former Tally-Ho Motel site

A development by Cool Aid will see 157 rental units, a daycare and more

A new, two-phase development at 3020 Douglas St. and 584 Burnside Rd. E will accommodate 157 affordable rental units (File contributed/City of Victoria)
A digital rendering from the Greater Victoria Housing Society shows what the new affordable housing development at 2558 Quadra Street might look like. (GVHS)

City of Victoria announces two more affordable housing projects

The city commits nearly $2M to projects in James Bay and Hillside-Quadra neighbourhoods

A digital rendering from the Greater Victoria Housing Society shows what the new affordable housing development at 2558 Quadra Street might look like. (GVHS)
Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)
BC Housing says “affordable housing” is a loose term where subsidized housing has more to do with a program. (File photo).

What is ‘affordable housing?’

The province aims to offer more affordable housing options to people, but the definition is complex

BC Housing says “affordable housing” is a loose term where subsidized housing has more to do with a program. (File photo).
The townhouse complex at 1211 Gladstone Ave. will be demolished for a new affordable housing complex in a deal between the City of Victoria the Greater Victoria School District 61 and the Capital Region Housing Corporation. Part of this deal includes a land swap that gives SD61 land running from Gladstone Ave. to Grant Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Land swap deal between Victoria and school district makes room for affordable housing

The Caledonia Project in Fernwood would replace an existing townhouse complex

The townhouse complex at 1211 Gladstone Ave. will be demolished for a new affordable housing complex in a deal between the City of Victoria the Greater Victoria School District 61 and the Capital Region Housing Corporation. Part of this deal includes a land swap that gives SD61 land running from Gladstone Ave. to Grant Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped

Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped

The Esquimalt Lions Lodge is one of the projects to receive funding for affordable housing

Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped
The Cool Aid Society’s Cedar Grove complex is due for a major renovation, but was sent back to the drawing board by the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Cool Aid’s Cedar Grove plans sent back by Victoria City Council

The complex will offer a mix of 82 affordable and supportive housing units

The Cool Aid Society’s Cedar Grove complex is due for a major renovation, but was sent back to the drawing board by the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services, and Procurement and Accessibility announced that the building at 200 Cook St., which was originally approved as a condominium development, will now host 47 rental housing units, including 21 units which will be affordable housing and five accessible units. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Cook Street Village condo project to become rental building

21 of 47 units will be available at rental rates below market value

Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services, and Procurement and Accessibility announced that the building at 200 Cook St., which was originally approved as a condominium development, will now host 47 rental housing units, including 21 units which will be affordable housing and five accessible units. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Who says Victoria has a housing problem?

Who says Victoria has a housing problem?

Unifinished basement space complete with a tent and exposed drywall is all yours for $550/month

Who says Victoria has a housing problem?
City staff will be asked to look into what would be involved working with the community to initiate affordable housing and various community amenties on the land surrounding the new Crystal Pool replacement facility. (VICTORIA NEWS file photo)

Affordable housing opportunity connected to new Crystal Pool project

Recommendations include placing residential above parking lot required for new recreation centre

City staff will be asked to look into what would be involved working with the community to initiate affordable housing and various community amenties on the land surrounding the new Crystal Pool replacement facility. (VICTORIA NEWS file photo)
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)
The modular housing development planned for Hillside Avenue will be similar to the one on the corner of Main St. and Terminal Ave. in Vancouver, built to provide housing for low-income people. News files

New housing planned for Indigenous women in Victoria at risk of homelessness

Temporary complex will provide 21 modular housing units with 24/7 support services on Hillside Ave.

The modular housing development planned for Hillside Avenue will be similar to the one on the corner of Main St. and Terminal Ave. in Vancouver, built to provide housing for low-income people. News files
Victoria News file photo

Victoria housing advocates applaud province’s move to protect tenants

Law has not kept pace with the changing housing market: Premier John Horgan

Victoria News file photo
EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils

EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils

Neighbourhood input can sometimes derail good projects

  • Mar 6, 2018
EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils
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Victoria the sixth-most expensive city to rent in Canada

PadMapper report finds 1-BR renting for less than Jan. 2017; 2-BR more pricey

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The former Burnside elementary on Jutland Street in Victoria is part of a proposal aimed at enhancing the neighbourhood through new subsidized housing and community amenities. File photo

New housing, community amenities in works for Burnside school site

Plans part of a broader picture for urban village centre for Burnside Gorge

The former Burnside elementary on Jutland Street in Victoria is part of a proposal aimed at enhancing the neighbourhood through new subsidized housing and community amenities. File photo
No fast-track for Oak Bay United development

No fast-track for Oak Bay United development

Committee suggested best way to save money is to show design and listen to community

No fast-track for Oak Bay United development