affordable housing

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
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Victoria could benefit greatly from federal housing leadership

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Victoria could benefit greatly from federal housing leadership

Lisa Helps says National Housing Strategy could dovetail nicely into regional program

  • Nov 29, 2017
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Victoria could benefit greatly from federal housing leadership
The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Draft short term rental bylaw considered in Victoria

City gets negative feedback on vacation rental rules

The City of Victoria is working on short term rental regulations with the aim of moving units back into the long-term rental housing market. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start

EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start

Liberal government makes big promises, if people are willing to wait

  • Nov 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start
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)
The redevelopment of the Pacifica Housing complex at Oak Park on Goldstream Avenue includes a four-storey building in the first phase, which will add 64 homes to the affordable rental housing pool in Langford. A News letter writer says Victoria could do better on helping create more affordable units in the city. Courtesy Pacifica Housing

Victoria council needs to change development policy to create more affordable housing

Building in rules requiring that a percentage of new units be below-market cost would help

  • Sep 11, 2017
The redevelopment of the Pacifica Housing complex at Oak Park on Goldstream Avenue includes a four-storey building in the first phase, which will add 64 homes to the affordable rental housing pool in Langford. A News letter writer says Victoria could do better on helping create more affordable units in the city. Courtesy Pacifica Housing
This Cook Street Village apartment building was salvaged and moved off the property in May to make way for a larger new development. Victoria council is putting a hold on approving new demolition permits for older rental buildings, to try and get a grip on the shrinking affordable rental housing market in the city. Photo by GRT

City of Victoria imposes six-month moratorium on rental building demolitions

Move aims to slow down shrinking affordable rental housing market

This Cook Street Village apartment building was salvaged and moved off the property in May to make way for a larger new development. Victoria council is putting a hold on approving new demolition permits for older rental buildings, to try and get a grip on the shrinking affordable rental housing market in the city. Photo by GRT