Out of control housing costs for both ownership and rental aren’t just a Greater Vancouver phenomenon. Many B.C. and Canadian communities are experiencing a worsening, wickedly complex housing crisis that has been decades in the making. Shelter insecurity has seeped into the middle and even upper-middle class, and across all age and cultural demographics.
The wealth and social gap between renters and owners is also widening. High rents, renovictions and low vacancies make many tenants insecure. Government policies often favour homeowners, offering less support for renters who can account for half of urban residents, or more.
On February 22, 2017 join us for an engaging series of conversations with renters and experts in the field, as we identify bold solutions for building the desirable, affordable and secure rental and co-op housing that BC and the rest of Canada need.
Tyee Solutions Society
The Tyee is an independent, online news magazine from British Columbia devoted to fact-driven reporting and analysis that informs and enlivens our democratic conversation.
Hundreds of newsrooms across North America have shut their doors. Yet, during this time of significant global change, the need is more critical than ever for credible journalism that reveals urgent problems, thoroughly examines and explains the facts, holds those in power accountable, and identifies achievable solutions.
The Tyee Solutions Society
The Tyee strives to be a widely read and respected independent online magazine that publishes news, reviews and commentary not typically covered by B.C. and Canada’s mainstream media. We aim to inform and enliven the democratic conversation necessary to improve environmental, economic and social conditions.