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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

CRD approves updated affordable housing strategy

Total rental demand within the CRD is estimated to reach 34,167 units by 2038

46 supportive housing units are being built in Courtenay

The proposed modular housing will support people experiencing homelessness
living wage

Victoria’s living wage is up to $20.50 per hour (REPORT)

The wage has risen almost $0.50/hr since 2017
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Victoria takes #2 spot on pest control company’s list of BC’s 20 “rattiest” cities

Do you have some unwelcome roommates? 🐀

Local governments could soon have the power to establish rental housing zones

The latest in a series of efforts to fix BC's housing crisis
Colwood Rental Housing

Construction underway on 82 new rental homes in Colwood

Ground has been broken on 82 much-needed rental homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities

Province establishes fund to build 14,000 new affordable rental housing units

It will cost them $1.9 billion over the next 10 years
Homelessness Victoria

Modular housing to be built for Indigenous women at risk of homelessness

Pending municipal approvals, construction on the 800 block of Hillside Avenue is anticipated to be completed by March 2019.

City approves development permit for Victoria’s tallest building

Construction is scheduled for completion by early 2020
BC Legislature

Provincial government appoints task force to upgrade rental housing laws

"Our laws haven't kept up with the changing housing market, and that has left both renters and landlords vulnerable," says Premier Horgan.

Saanich seeks public opinion on new garden suite regulations

These suites are currently illegal in Saanich

Victoria ranked 6th most expensive city to rent in (REPORT)

No surprises there

Province pledges over $12 million to build affordable housing units in Langford and Sooke

Guess how much each of these new units is going to cost renters...

Former Burnside school to be turned into affordable housing

School's out, and affordable housing is in!

Colwood Corners development gets first green light to proceed

One of the Westshore's most anticipated real estate projects looks like it's finally getting underway. 

This ocean-front home in North Saanich just sold for $9-million (PHOTOS)

And it's got everything you could possibly want in a house! 😍

University Heights Shopping Centre could look very different by 2020 (PHOTO RENDERINGS)

The proposal includes the construction of 350 residential units alongside commercial buildings.

Oak Bay property available for purchase with Bitcoin

According to the latest price charts, the house would cost approximately 137 Bitcoin.

Rent prices in Victoria have dropped slightly compared to a year ago (REPORT)

This could mean some relief for renters on a budget.

Temporary shelter in View Royal will remain open until Spring

The facility will close once the former Tally Ho building is ready for occupancy.

Provincial government closes geographic rent increase loophole to protect tenants

One tenant and his neighbours reportedly faced rent hikes of up to 73%.
Real estate

Government of Canada announces National Housing Strategy

The NHS is the first of its kind and aims to reduce chronic homelessness by 50% 🏠

Youth housing project in Westshore cancelled due to lack of funding from provincial government

The project was a partnership between Threshold Housing Society and the Greater Victoria Housing Society.
Real estate

B.C. union proposes tax reform plan to ease housing affordability crisis

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) highlights speculative investment as one of the main causes of rising real estate prices in the province.

This one-bathroom apartment in Oak Bay costs close to $5,000 a month

Would you pay that price to live in Oak Bay? 👀

Former Traveller’s Inn proposed to be transformed into affordable rental housing

The city of Victoria may soon be getting a new affordable housing building. 

BC Government targets rent-hike loophole with new amendment

If passed, new rules will apply to both new and existing tenancy agreements.

Social housing project confirmed next to downtown elementary school

The project would be able to house up to 93 people, in 78 units of supportive housing. 

There’s a new Airbnb in Victoria that costs $1,045 per night (PHOTOS)

With an additional $400 Cleaning Fee and $500 Security Deposit, the "Coast house 1&2 with cottage" is the City of Victoria's most expensive current Airbnb listing. 

Controversial Christie Point development approved by View Royal Council

View Royal Council voted 3-2 to approve the rezoning of Christie Point, paving the way for the largest housing project in the town's history.
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Oak Bay listed among top 6 best places to live across Canada

This week, one of the city's suburbs finally got the recognition it deserves. Moneysense listed Oak Bay among its top places to live in Canada!

Esquimalt hotel to be converted into rental housing

The Econolodge Inn & Suites is slated to be developed into 96 units of market rate rental housing

Christie Point hearing draws large crowd, more concessions

As expected, the View Royal Council's hearing on the proposed rezoning and redevelopment of the Christie Point apartments drew a large, vocal crowd on...

View Royal’s largest-ever redevelopment has a growing opposition movement

The June 27 public hearing on a massive redevelopment at Christie Point is expected to attract numerous passionate speakers

Times Colonist building to undergo “evolution”

Recently purchased by Merchant House

Free house listed on UsedVictoria

All you have to do is pick it up

Mayor Lisa Helps accuses Victoria BC Today of “fake news”

Helps commented that the local blog is "treading a very fine line towards libel"

Victoria Mayor proposes “billet program” to ease rental crisis

Lisa Helps made comparisons to Victoria's WWII effort to house homeless war workers

Victoria City Council to crack down on short-term rentals

Airbnb hosts could be forced to purchase business licenses or else suffer fines

Mayor of Victoria Proposes Bylaw Change to Allow People to Sleep in Their Cars

On one day in March there were only 11 apartments available for rent in the whole city