housing affordability

5:19PM
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B.C. government’s $2 billion building plan won’t solve Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis

The Horgan government plans to build 9,000 housing units for middle-income earners.


9:14AM
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Housing affordability will continue to decline absent basic reforms

Housing prices increased 111 per cent in Toronto and 82 per cent in Vancouver.


11:59AM
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U.S. cities increase affordability while housing costs rise in Canada’s major centres

In some Canadian cities, housing costs grew more than 50 per cent faster than incomes.


6:00AM
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Perverse incentives may help erode housing affordability

Rising incomes and low interest rates have generated tremendous demand for housing across the country.


10:28AM
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To help soften COVID recession, cities should build more homes

Cities that build more homes when they’re most needed tend to see less home-price volatility.


10:20AM
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Two proposed projects—one in Ontario, one in B.C.—throw renters a lifeline

In the greater Toronto and Vancouver areas, rents keep rising and rental vacancies remain low.


2:15PM
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Most effective pro-housing reforms have nothing to do with more government spending

Housing unit completions in B.C. have remained relatively flat over the last decade.


11:17AM
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Groundhog Day in the Golden State—how plans to boost affordability in California keep failing

The situation in California has important implications for Canada’s least-affordable cities including Vancouver and Toronto.


1:45PM
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Vancouver’s latest policy on rental development—big bang, or more timid tinkering?

The more floors allowed in new projects, the more feasible they become.