Monday, April 22, 2019

Housing

6 reasons why you’ll want to WIN this beautiful James Bay townhome

The grand prize also includes $700,000 cash!

Victoria is building 138 new affordable housing units at two development locations

One in James Bay and one in Quadra Village.

Federal Budget 2019: Some first time home buyers will have reduced mortgages

And a substantial increase to the Home Buyers' Plan RRSP withdrawal limit

Be one of the first to walk through GableCraft’s brand new show homes this...

Making the move out to Colwood is looking even sweeter!

Check out why one of these homes in Royal Bay should be on your...

And you're invited to the grand opening of their show homes!

Province launches new shelter spaces for homeless people on Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

Each unit has an attached bathroom and kitchenette

Victoria is one of the worst Canadian cities to buy a home in if...

Right after Vancouver and Toronto

Over 120 affordable housing units for Indigenous families to be built in Colwood

Rent will be approximately 30% of each tenants' gross household income

Victoria opens up an additional 95 shelter beds due to cold weather

There are 465 spaces available.

Photo Renderings of BC’s first publicly funded Dementia Village on Vancouver Island

Inspired by a Dutch dementia village located in De Hogeweyk, Netherlands
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New long-term care facility for seniors coming to Comox Valley

There will be over 150 permanent beds available.

BC property owners have until end of March 2019 to claim speculation tax exemption

If you own property in BC, expect a declaration package in the mail soon

Oak Bay house in which woman was attacked with a machete is now for...

In case you've ever wanted to live in a crime house

60 homeless shelter beds opened on Vancouver Island in time for Christmas

173 shelter beds opened across BC

Province adding 40 new affordable homes for Indigenous peoples in Langford

Rent prices are projected to range from $640 (studio) to $1,500 (three bedroom)

BC Task Force issues 23 recommendations to improve rental housing security

The first one? "Stop renovictions"

There are over 7,500 homeless people across BC (REPORT)

It’s the first ever province-wide homeless count

Over 150 homeless move into supportive housing in Nanaimo

They were living in a tent city

Hundreds of affordable rental homes coming to Langford and Sooke

Construction is scheduled to finish in 2020/2021

Victoria saw vacancy rates and average rent prices increase in October

Rent last month rose 7.5% compared to October 2017

BC to build over 190 homes for Indigenous people on Vancouver Island

BC will be the first to dedicate provincial housing funds to on-reserve homes

BC to fund new affordable housing and childcare spaces in Langford

Construction is expecting to begin before the end of the year.

Over 1,200 new affordable rental homes planned for Vancouver Island

588 new homes are slated for Victoria
BC Legislature

Vancouver Island to get 50 new housing units for women, children fleeing violence

20 of these units will be in Langford.

BC moves forward with speculation and vacancy taxes

The controversial tax is opposed by a number of groups

17 council candidates to debate rental and housing issues in Victoria

It's the chance to find out what your future councillors plan to do about the housing crisis

B.C. government caps rent increase to 2.5% for 2019

"It's simply not sustainable for renters, many of whom are on fixed incomes, to see their rent increase by more than inflation each and every year"

BC Rental Housing Task Force recommends reducing rent increases by almost half

The task force recommends changing 2019's rent cap from 4.5% to 2.5%

Saanich offers land and module housing to BC Housing for homeless

Saanich also allows temporary overnight sheltering in 102 Saanich parks

Goldstream Park campground closing due to homeless campers (UPDATED)

The campground, which usually welcomes campers year-round, has not announced when it will reopen.

Victoria has the second lowest percentage of homeowners in Canada (STUDY)

We live in one of the only 3 renter-dominant cities in Canada

Victoria to open overnight shelter every night starting in October

The shelter is being opened in response to urgent need

47 new rental housing units are being built in Victoria

The project has been allocated a $21.1 million fund

Construction of 73-unit affordable rental housing underway in Saanich

The estimated completion date is early 2020.

Facebook’s new rental housing feature lists this Esquimalt shack for $850/month

It's pet friendly...and that's where the positive points end 😬

B.C. government launches $1.2-billion fund for supportive housing

2,500 housing units will be constructed over 10 years

This Tofino townhouse could be all yours for only $210K

There are just a few conditions...

Nanaimo is building over 150 new affordable housing units for seniors

Monthly rental rates are expected to range between $706 (studio) and $1,147 (two bedroom).

This Langford home has its own indoor ice rink (PHOTOS)

...and it's up for rent! 😲

Victoria home ownership costs take up almost 63% of income (REPORT)

They've gone up nearly 15 per cent in the last three years.
bc spca

BC SPCA pushes rental task force to prioritize pet-friendly housing

1,700 animals are separated from their families each year in B.C.

5 great reasons to become a host family in Victoria

Experience the cultures of the world from your own home!

B.C. government introduces new securities for residents of manufactured home parks

New compensations will take effect this Wednesday, June 6.
supportive housing

B.C. announces 1,500 new homes for women fleeing violence

“Women fleeing abuse need a safe and welcoming place to go, where they can find comfort and security to heal,” said Premier John Horgan
portland hotel society

B.C. Supreme Court rules against Portland Hotel Society in tenant rights case

Residents of social housing at 844 Johnson Street won a huge legal battle

New securities for tenants facing evictions have come into effect

The new amendments will hopefully curb 'renovictions'

The CRD is investing $90-million to build more affordable housing

It'll fund the construction of 1,000 affordable units and 400 shelter-rate units

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