Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Victoria is now the 5th most expensive place to live in Canada (REPORT)

Up from 6th place just a few months ago

BC government caps maximum rent increase at 2.6% for 2020

Equal to the province's annual rate of inflation

New 6-storey affordable rental building coming to downtown Victoria

The building will feature affordable “micro-suites”.

Canadian government invests $75 million for construction of rental housing in BC

1,500 units are planned for construction.

Province building 28 affordable town homes in Nanaimo

The units are intended for people with low incomes.

Construction begins on 48-unit family rental apartment building in Colwood

Approximate projected rent is $1,300/month for one-bedroom units

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Airbnb rental listings decrease in Victoria after 6 months of new regulations

Rental vacancy rates saw a slight increase of 0.3% in 2018

You could win this $1.2 million ocean view home in Colwood (PHOTOS)

You could also win a Tesla, travel packages and more!

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Victoria is one of the top 5 most expensive cities to rent an apartment...

Can you guess which city is #1? Hint: It's not Vancouver or Toronto

Federal government invests $6 million into BC temporary housing

The housing supports asylum claimants and migrants.

Province says over 99% of British Columbians won’t have to pay speculation tax

Most people paying the tax are foreign owners, satellite families, and Canadians living outside B.C.

5 ways you can live your best life in View Royal

Living in a lakeside condo is one of them!

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

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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

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.