Monday, July 6, 2020


Housing

One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

B.C. extends temporary rental supplement until August 2020

The freeze on evictions for non-payment of rent also remains in place, but evictions for other reasons will be allowed later this month

Province announces 100 units of supportive housing for homeless in North Cowichan, Duncan

Two sites were purchased for a total of $1.6 million

Province opens 73 new affordable rental homes in Saanich

Residents will start moving in on Friday, May 15

LandlordBC demands province double the supplement for renters amid COVID-19

The association says the current $300-$500 offered is too low.

B.C. rental supplement application is now open, new eligibility requirements outlined

Funds will be sent directly to landlords within seven days of applying
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

Victoria renters report landlords raising rent, issuing eviction notices amid COVID-19 pandemic

One of the tenants is a healthcare worker at Royal Jubilee; the other is a disabled woman with COVID-19 symptoms told to be in quarantine
20-storey proposal

20-storey hotel planned for Blanshard Street block in downtown Victoria

Four storeys are for commercial and office use, and the remaining 16 will be for the hotel
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

Victoria’s average one-bedroom rent is up 8.6% since this time last year (REPORT)

The city is the sixth most expensive city for rentals in the country

Rent in Canada is set to increase by 3% in 2020 (REPORT)

Average rent for a one-bedroom in Victoria in 2019 hit $1,935

BC announces new affordable housing for seniors on Salt Spring Island

Starting at $375/month for low income seniors

Province announces 130 new units of mixed-income housing in downtown Victoria

Located above a new fire hall at 1025 Johnson St.

Construction of new senior living facility for veterans in Esquimalt has begun

It’ll also be the future home of the Esquimalt Legion

Vancouver Island group launches $7M fundraiser to build housing facility for hospital outpatients

For families and pregnant women who need a place to stay while accessing adjacent North Island Hospital

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One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

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)

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

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One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

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.

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The grand prize also includes $700,000 cash!
Amalgamation

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
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

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
77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria

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
seniors

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

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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)
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