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Peninsula News Review - May 12, 2018
The Big Read: family living in borrowed RV, unable to find space in tough rental market.
 
The Northern View - May 11, 2018
In Skeena-Queen Charlotte, 13 per cent of renters are paying 50 per cent of income on housing.
 
The Prince Albert Daily Herald - May 11, 2018
The most recent data from a point-in-time count.
 
Nelson Star - May 11, 2018
Rent eating up a big portion of income in Trail and across the province.
 
Vancouver Courier - May 11, 2018
Think Coquitlam, PoCo and PoMo offer more affordable rental options than Vancouver? Not necessarily.
 
Abbotsford News - May 10, 2018
Newly released stats show locals spend more than the recommended amount.
 
CBCnews British Columbia - May 10, 2018
In the last count, 129 youth reported having experienced homeless at some point in their lives.
 
Vancouver Courier - May 10, 2018
Vancouver Tenants Union wants more concrete proposals to protect existing renters.
 
Coast Reporter - May 10, 2018
The Sunshine Coast has been branded one of the least affordable places to rent in Canada.
 
Coast Reporter - May 10, 2018
In a province with the highest share of households in Canada overspending on rent, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and District of Sechelt are faring among the worst.
 
Powell River Peak - May 9, 2018
Powell River renters spending above national average.
 
Vancouver - Daily Hive - May 9, 2018
More than one-in-five people in Metro Vancouver spend over 50% of their income on rent, according to the Canadian Rental Housing Index by BC Non-Profit Housing Association.
 
Castanet.net - May 9, 2018
Almost half of Central Okanagan renters are spending more than they can afford to keep a roof over their heads.
 
New West Record - May 9, 2018
According to the latest numbers released in the 2018 Canadian Rental Housing Index, an increasing number of renters in New Westminster are spending far too much of their income just to put a roof over their heads.
 
The Province - May 8, 2018
Data from the 2016 census shows that rental affordability in B.C. is a bigger issue than ever.
 
CTV British Columbia News - May 8, 2018
One-in-five B.C. renters spend more than 50 per cent of their income on housing and utilities, newly released data suggests.
 
Creston Valley Advance - May 8, 2018
That’s according to latest Canadian Rental Housing Index data from 2016 Statistics Canada census.
 
Kelowna Capital News - May 8, 2018
A growing number of renters in Kelowna are spending in the crisis level.
 
The Georgia Straight - May 8, 2018
Things are not going well for renters.
 
Global News - May 8, 2018
Nearly half of Okanagan renter households are spending more than the recommended 30 per cent of their income on housing.
 
Richmond News - May 8, 2018
Twenty two per cent of all renters across Metro Vancouver and 21.3 per cent in B.C. say they spend more than 50 per cent of their gross household income on rent and utilities, according to a Canadian Rental Housing Index report released May 8 by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association.
 
Global News - May 8, 2018
The Canadian Rental Housing Index released its report Tuesday, which finds renters among the middle-income earners are now feeling the “affordability squeeze.”
 
Business In Vancouver - May 7, 2018
How many Canadian renting households spend more than 30% of their gross income on rent? How about 50%? How does British Columbia's average rental cost compare with other provinces?
 
 
Analysis
 
The Tyee - May 9, 2018
Part one of a series: from residential schools to the Sixties Scoop, governments set out to undermine Indigenous families.
 
The Tyee - May 13, 2018
Part two of a series: governments falling short in fixing Indigenous child welfare crisis, say critics.
 
The Province - May 13, 2018
Within seven years, the national average for seniors’ home rents could reach $4,000 a month, DBRS report warns.
 
BCLocalNews.com - May 12, 2018
In 1976, Canada ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which recognized the right to housing.
 
Vancouver Sun - May 12, 2018
Back-to-backs, brownstones, bungalow courts, clustered housing, plexes, maisonettes, row-houses, stacked towns and six-packs.
 
Parksville Qualicum News - May 9, 2018
Supportive housing public hearing set for June 19.
 
Business In Vancouver - May 9, 2018
Capital flows exert the force that keeps the vortex that is Vancouver’s housing market roiling, drawing in all comers.
 
Huffington Post Canada - May 8, 2018
If you think affordability is bad for Canada’s homeowners, look at what the country’s renters are dealing with.
 
 
New Housing
 
BCLocalNews.com - May 13, 2018
Nanaimo city council votes unanimously to approve permit for Estevan Road project.
 
BC Housing - May 11, 2018
People in the City of Burnaby experiencing or at risk of homelessness will benefit from approximately 52 supportive homes with around-the-clock support, to be built in partnership with the Government of British Columbia.
 
Burnaby Now - May 11, 2018
Burnaby will be getting its first housing facility for homeless people, the B.C. provincial government announced Friday morning.
 
Vancouver - May 9, 2018
Proposal for two new buildings would house approximately 100 of the city's homeless residents.
 
Vancouver Courier - May 9, 2018
If latest site being considered is approved, it will bring total up to 400 units.
 
The Georgia Straight - May 7, 2018
Rents at a proposed Vancouver development are going to be much higher than those at the apartment building it will replace.
 
 
Lived Experience
 
Peace Arch News - May 12, 2018
79-year-old in a wheelchair will appeal to Maple Ridge council.
 
Creston Valley Advance - May 10, 2018
Campers want BC Housing to consult on temporary supportive housing.
 
Canadian Parvasi - May 7, 2018
In a city known for soaring real estate prices and low vacancies, some people in Vancouver are finding innovative ways of blending their housing and social needs.
 
 

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