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Thursday, June 1, 2023


City of Victoria and BC Government sign deal to enforce the closing of encampments

Encampments will end April 30th.

Victoria remains one of the most expensive places to rent a home in Canada

Here's a breakdown of what other major cities in the country ranked.

Victoria misses March deadline to house homeless despite acquiring two new buildings

Those living in encampments were supposed to be housed by the end of the month.

Langford tops list of over 150 most ‘livable places’ in Canada

While Victoria only placed 30th on the list!

BC government proposes an extended rent freeze until December 31st

The proposed changes will protect renters against evictions and extend the rent freeze until Dec 31st.
Photo by BC Housing

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will reopen as temporary housing facility today

The arena will open itself to 45 people experiencing homelessness.

Province announces 75 new affordable rental homes being constructed in Sooke

Along with 33 supportive homes.

Victoria ranked 5th most expensive rental market in Canada for January

It was ranked 4th from September to January.
Travelodge Victoria

Province extends Victoria Travelodge housing lease to end of year

The lease has been set to expire on March 31, 2021.
Real estate

The average price for a single-family home in Victoria is currently $932,000

And people are still buying them! 😳

Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom in Victoria was $2,059 last month (REPORT)

As a whole, Canada's average rent was down 7.1% last year.

Here’s how you can get double your CleanBC Better Homes rebate

More time at home = more $$ in your pocket! 🤑

Here’s how much your Vancouver Island home is worth this year: BC Assessment

You can check your assessment online!

B.C. NDP government extends freeze on rent increases until July 2021

The rent freeze was originally instated in March.

CRD will receive $13.1 million to build new affordable homes through federal initiative

"With this, we'll be able to take on some new projects and expedite some of the existing ones," said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant.

Oak Bay leases houses to Victoria Immigrant Refugee Centre Society

Two properties will house newly arrived refugees.

85 new affordable housing suites opening in Nanaimo this month

Through two new housing developments.

One of these 7 Dream Lottery homes could be yours (PHOTOS)

Plus brand new vehicles and cold hard cash!
Real estate

Province announces construction of nearly 50 new rental housing units in Port Alberni

Rent will range from $375 to $1,250 per month depending on income.

21 new supporting housing units for at-risk Indigenous women opening in Victoria

Residents will start moving into these units in mid-August.
Melanie Mark

Province to add 800 student housing spots to University of Victoria by 2022

The province will provide $128 million in funding.
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

Over 300 new housing units proposed for construction in Nanaimo

These will be a mix of affordable housing options, and supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness
Hope Centre M'Akola Housing

8 new affordable housing projects under construction in Sooke

Three commercial units are being converted for housing purposes.

First phase of Langford affordable housing project for Indigenous people is now complete

The completed project will add 100 affordable homes to the community

B.C. buys restaurant on Vancouver Island to convert into homeless shelter

The Campbell River property was purchased for nearly $1 million
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
Canadian apology

Canada ranked 4th best country for young people to live and work in (REPORT)

Can you guess who ranked #1?

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.