affordable housing

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

 

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

 

Tofino’s affordable housing project at District Lot 114 took another step forward last week thanks to a $3.8 million grant. (tofinohousingcorp.ca)

Tofino scores $3.8M for affordable housing project

Tofino Housing Corproation and Catalyst Community Developments secure funding

 

This rendering shows the potential layout for a 40-unit staff housing cooperative being proposed by the Pac Rim Home Development Cooperative in Ucluelet. (Image from www.prhdc.ca)

Pac Rim Cooperative pitches staff housing project in Ucluelet

“We’re looking at it as if it’s like a resort for employees”

This rendering shows the potential layout for a 40-unit staff housing cooperative being proposed by the Pac Rim Home Development Cooperative in Ucluelet. (Image from www.prhdc.ca)
THC boardmember Melody McLorie and municipal councillor Coun. Duncan McMaster celebrated the start of construction on a 14-unit affordable housing development at 700 Sharp Road in February, 2021. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino Housing Corporation asks for portion of town’s MRDT funds

Tofino’s hotels and resorts collect a 3 per cent Municipal and Regional District Tax from visitors

THC boardmember Melody McLorie and municipal councillor Coun. Duncan McMaster celebrated the start of construction on a 14-unit affordable housing development at 700 Sharp Road in February, 2021. (Westerly file photo)
The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet reviews 11 applications for RVs as seasonal housing

“Housing is so essential to everyone, and an issue that cases a lot of stress to business owners.”

The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green on April 13 to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. The campground’s temporary use permit, which allows it to offer sites to Tofino residents, expires in October. The town’s council rejected an application that same day that would have permitted the campground to operate as a tourist commercial accommodation. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Crab Apple residents fear losing their homes as campground’s permit running out in Tofino

Council rejects application to allow campground to operate as tourist accommodation.

Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green on April 13 to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. The campground’s temporary use permit, which allows it to offer sites to Tofino residents, expires in October. The town’s council rejected an application that same day that would have permitted the campground to operate as a tourist commercial accommodation. (Andrew Bailey photo)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet launches seasonal worker housing pilot project

New program aims to match landowners with staff who need spots for the summer

The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)
THC boardmember Melody McLorie and Tofino’s acting mayor Coun. Duncan McMaster visited 700 Sharp Road on Friday morning where construction is set to begin on a 14-unit affordable housing development (Andrew Bailey photo)

Affordable housing project underway in Tofino

Tofino Housing Corporation breaks ground at Sharp Road.

THC boardmember Melody McLorie and Tofino’s acting mayor Coun. Duncan McMaster visited 700 Sharp Road on Friday morning where construction is set to begin on a 14-unit affordable housing development (Andrew Bailey photo)
An artistic rendering of a proposed affordable housing community in Tofino that took a massive step forward last week as BC Housing announced a roughly $3.6 million grant for the project. (Tofino council agenda image)

Tofino receives $3.6M for affordable housing project

Partnership awarded by provincial government’s Building BC: Community Housing Fund.

An artistic rendering of a proposed affordable housing community in Tofino that took a massive step forward last week as BC Housing announced a roughly $3.6 million grant for the project. (Tofino council agenda image)
Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Developer Andrew McLane, right, digs a shovel in the ground of Lot 13 as mayor Mayco Noel cheers on the idea of bringing more housing to West Coasters. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet council approves development permit for 33-lot housing project

“Mr. McLane, we wish you nothing but luck and we are counting on you.”

Developer Andrew McLane, right, digs a shovel in the ground of Lot 13 as mayor Mayco Noel cheers on the idea of bringing more housing to West Coasters. (Nora O’Malley photo)
An artistic rendering of Tofino’s proposed 84-unit affordable housing project. (Tofino council agenda image)

Tofino council approves controversial rezoning that paves way for affordable housing project

“A public hearing is not a de facto referendum,” said Tofino mayor Josie Osborne.

An artistic rendering of Tofino’s proposed 84-unit affordable housing project. (Tofino council agenda image)
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The current gateway to Ucluelet’s Lot 13 on Marine Drive. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet affordable housing project clears zoning hurdle

District staff receive scores and scores of letters despite being unable to host a public hearing

The current gateway to Ucluelet’s Lot 13 on Marine Drive. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jared Fenwick stands in front of his home at the Raven Lodge on Feb. 1. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Longstanding Ucluelet affordable housing complex under scrutiny

Raven Lodge owners given one month to propose a plan to address building deficiencies.

Jared Fenwick stands in front of his home at the Raven Lodge on Feb. 1. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project

Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project

“It’s important to me to give everybody a little patch of grass.”

Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project
Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 13 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. (IMAGE FROM UCLUELET COUNCIL AGENDA)

Ucluelet approves RVs as temporary housing solution for fish plant workers

“We are hoping for the best. Everybody has to support each other here.”

Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 13 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. (IMAGE FROM UCLUELET COUNCIL AGENDA)
Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce executive director Lara Kemps, left, joins Andrew Hanson, Mayor Mayco Noël, and Tod Henry in the communal kitchen of the newly renovated staff housing hotel located in downtown Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce champions unique staff housing solution

“It was a win-win situation for all of us.”

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce executive director Lara Kemps, left, joins Andrew Hanson, Mayor Mayco Noël, and Tod Henry in the communal kitchen of the newly renovated staff housing hotel located in downtown Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)