affordable housing

Coun. Terri O’Keeffe pushed for amendments to Sidney’s 2022 strategic plan that aim to recognize the importance of affordable housing. (Courtesy Town of Sidney)

Sidney council commits to further action on affordable housing

Implementation of new policies and initiatives to follow official community plan review

 

Map shows a current list of properties owned by affordable housing providers. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Public input sought on Victoria’s vision to streamline subsidized housing process

Proposal to maximize building densities, delegate some approvals, sent to public hearing

 

Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Individuals will soon be eligible for Langford’s attainable housing program funds

Home purchase program’s eligibility also expanding to include one-, two- and three-bedroom units

 

Map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers in the coty of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Streamlined application process recommended to bolster Victoria’s affordable housing supply

Eligible projects could maximize density, with approvals delegated by council

Map shows properties owned by affordable housing providers in the coty of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)
The site of the Capital City Center Hotel at Douglas and Discovery streets, along with the closed White Spot restaurant and parking lot next door, are part of a new development proposal by BC Housing to provide a variety of housing types. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Housing presents vision for major redevelopment of downtown hotel property

Site of Capital City Center Hotel, former White Spot, targeted for various levels of rental housing

The site of the Capital City Center Hotel at Douglas and Discovery streets, along with the closed White Spot restaurant and parking lot next door, are part of a new development proposal by BC Housing to provide a variety of housing types. (Black Press Media file photo)
The amount of new housing built near active transportation hubs in the Capital Regional District has been declining over the past decade. (Black Press Media file photo)

Housing growth falling in Greater Victoria’s active transportation zones: CRD report

Regional strategy calls for growth where 42 per cent of trips involve walking, biking, transit

The amount of new housing built near active transportation hubs in the Capital Regional District has been declining over the past decade. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering of one of the buildings involved in the Capital Region Housing Corporation’s Caledonia redevelopment in Fernwood. (Photo courtesy of CRHC)

Fernwood project to receive boosted housing reserve grant from Victoria

Extra money for 158-unit Caledonia redevelopment project will help to lower monthly rents

A rendering of one of the buildings involved in the Capital Region Housing Corporation’s Caledonia redevelopment in Fernwood. (Photo courtesy of CRHC)
The City of Victoria needs to add about 1,000 net homes a year, ranging in housing type and affordability, to meet its housing creation targets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria met some key housing targets, missed others in 2020

City gets passing grade on affordable homes, falls well short on permitting missing middle homes

The City of Victoria needs to add about 1,000 net homes a year, ranging in housing type and affordability, to meet its housing creation targets. (Black Press Media file photo)
Before it makes a decision on tapping into the city’s housing reserve fund, Victoria council wants to know where the extra $565,000 the Capital Region Housing Corporation is requesting would be spent on its Caledonia redevelopment (rendering, above), a subsidized housing project in Fernwood behind Vic High. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Housing Corporation)

Victoria considers $1 million-plus grant for Fernwood housing project

More project details needed before council decides whether to exceed maximum grant amount

Before it makes a decision on tapping into the city’s housing reserve fund, Victoria council wants to know where the extra $565,000 the Capital Region Housing Corporation is requesting would be spent on its Caledonia redevelopment (rendering, above), a subsidized housing project in Fernwood behind Vic High. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Housing Corporation)
Creating the ability to build housing options such as these townhomes near Royal Jubilee Hospital is the goal of a proposed change to neighbourhood residential zoning in the City of Victoria. (Rendering submitted)

Victoria seeks resident opinions on ‘missing middle housing’ proposal

Rezoning neighbourhoods to add density is the goal of proposed change

  • Nov 3, 2021
Creating the ability to build housing options such as these townhomes near Royal Jubilee Hospital is the goal of a proposed change to neighbourhood residential zoning in the City of Victoria. (Rendering submitted)
Part of Cool Aid’s key design includes a daycare, a cafe, a pedestrian greenway through the space, family housing which includes nine three-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments and community gathering spaces. (Provided by Cool Aid Society)

Construction commences on new mixed-use supportive housing development in Victoria

The Cool Aid Society’s Crosstown development will include 154 homes, 36-seat childcare facility

Part of Cool Aid’s key design includes a daycare, a cafe, a pedestrian greenway through the space, family housing which includes nine three-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments and community gathering spaces. (Provided by Cool Aid Society)
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LETTER: Langford offers good example to Saanich on affordable home creation

Property tax rates yet another difference between municipalities, writer points out

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
Local real estate expert Leo Spalteholz analyzes the various parties’ election platforms around housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria housing analyst says solutions lay with province, local governments, not feds

Leo Spalteholz breaks down the major parties’ housing platforms in the 2021 election

Local real estate expert Leo Spalteholz analyzes the various parties’ election platforms around housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds offer $11 million in added support for housing in Greater Victoria

More than 40 new homes to be created for individuals, families at risk of homelessness

Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)
The remaining section of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, a community for adults 55 and over, will border a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction begins on housing project overlapping Langford mobile home park

The timeline projects 58 units to be completed by fall 2022

  • Jul 19, 2021
The remaining section of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, a community for adults 55 and over, will border a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A new multi-family residential project at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Cook Street will feature nine below market-priced units aimed at middle-income, first-time homebuyers, through a partnership between BC Housing and the developer. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Middle-income first time homebuyers gain access to nine homes in Victoria

BC Housing partners with development community to create affordable purchases

A new multi-family residential project at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Cook Street will feature nine below market-priced units aimed at middle-income, first-time homebuyers, through a partnership between BC Housing and the developer. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)