affordable housing

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