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LETTER: We need affordable rental housing

‘I am dismayed to see so many apartment building developments at a starting cost of $1,300 per month’

  • Sep 30, 2022

 

Julie Kalinowski, CEO of the dress and gown rental store The Fitzroy, is photographed in her Toronto store, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

To rent or buy? What’s in store for the clothing rental industry in Canada

One fashion expert thinks major clothing brands may start launching their own rental segments

 

The average rent for all property types in Victoria jumped 27 per cent in July over the same month in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria rents spike at fastest rate in the country in past year

Cost of 2-bedroom suite reaches $2,836, a jump of 34.8 per cent over July 2021

 

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B.C. rent banks increase housing stability, prevent homelessness: survey

61% of those who accessed rent bank support said the service prevented them from homelessness

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British Columbians all over are feeling the pinch as rent prices jump in July

Canada’s most expensive rental markets are almost all in B.C. and Ontario

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Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack senior fears homelessness as she faces rental crisis head on

Colleen Frank is being forced out of the apartment building she’s lived in for 20 years

Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Average monthly rents across Canada are 10.5 per cent higher than they were a year ago, according to a new rental report surveying 35 Canadian cities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canadian renters see largest increase in 3 years between April and May

Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria among country’s top 10 most expensive places to rent

Average monthly rents across Canada are 10.5 per cent higher than they were a year ago, according to a new rental report surveying 35 Canadian cities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alex Hemingway is a Senior Economist and Public Finance Policy Analyst at the CCPA's BC Office. (CCPA)

OPINION: How a massive expansion of public rental homes in B.C. can literally pay for itself

CCPA economist Alex Hemingway says non-market rental housing is a policy option that’s achievable

  • Jun 10, 2022
Alex Hemingway is a Senior Economist and Public Finance Policy Analyst at the CCPA's BC Office. (CCPA)
Screenshot of Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon addressing relief for renters on April 4 in the B.C. legislature. (Facebook/MLA Kelli Paddon)

VIDEO: Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon tackles rent relief from provincial perspective

‘I come to work every day focused on housing, on rental availability and costs,’ says MLA Paddon

Screenshot of Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon addressing relief for renters on April 4 in the B.C. legislature. (Facebook/MLA Kelli Paddon)
Inder Mann, CEO and president of the Mann Group, speaks during the groundbreaking for apartment building construction at the former Safeway site in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Groundbreaking at downtown site marks ‘key piece of revitalization’ for Chilliwack

‘The rentals will be mid-range/affordable and comparable to other rentals at the time:’ Mann Group

Inder Mann, CEO and president of the Mann Group, speaks during the groundbreaking for apartment building construction at the former Safeway site in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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B.C. rent rates highest in Canada, Vancouver remains country’s most expensive city: report

The average rent British Columbians paid in September was $2,108 per month

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Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver on March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian office vacancy rate hits highest level since 1994

Vancouver has lowest vacancy rate as COVID-19 fourth wave slows expected return to work

Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver on March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)

One-bedroom rental in Vancouver will cost you $2,100 a month, tops in Canada

Average rate for July one-bedroom rentals in Greater Victoria up 8.7 per cent over June

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rental sign seen in Everett on May 23. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Chilliwack apartment rental rates rose again in 2020

But after experiencing sharp hikes the previous two years, the 2020 bump was small by comparison

A rental sign seen in Everett on May 23. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New 28-unit affordable housing project under construction on Edward Street

Rents at The Locale in Chilliwack will be going for at least 10 per cent below market rates

Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Rent dropped to 2019 rates across parts of Metro Vancouver in December: Rentals.ca report

Rent costs have declined since May, a trend expected to continue due in part to the COVID pandemic

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Construction is expected to start in March of 2021 on 23 new rental homes funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Metro Creative photo)

Province announces rental home project in Chilliwack paid for by Community Housing Fund

Twenty three homes for Indigenous families are planned in partnership with Tzeachten First Nation

Construction is expected to start in March of 2021 on 23 new rental homes funded by the provincial government’s Community Housing Fund. (Metro Creative photo)
Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

‘It’s a nightmare’: Northern B.C. family desperate after living in hotel for a year

Renae Podgorney says because of a lack of rentals, she’s now applying to rent a one-bedroom unit

Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jamie Hemson’s landlord has re-installed her doors and windows, and the public has came through with generous donations. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

Jamie Hemson’s landlord has re-installed her doors and windows, and the public has came through with generous donations. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Blackwood Apartment Village, located in White Rock. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock man says landlord ‘threatened’ tenants for seeking cash after no heat over Christmas

Porte Realty VP says original notice was harsh and quickly replaced

Blackwood Apartment Village, located in White Rock. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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