Housing

Housing

The ‘Velvet Prison’: Victoria’s racialized communities call attention to housing inequities

By Martin Bauman
March 16, 2022

From racist covenants to rental discrimination, and how the city can pave a way forward

Housing

Real estate crowd investment comes to the CRD

Investors can chip in as little as $1 to be part of a house purchase in Sooke. But what will it mean for superheated local real estate markets?

Housing

What happened to Poole’s Land?

By Martin Bauman
January 13, 2022

An eco-village and hippie commune awaits its next chapter

Housing

An effort to preserve a tiny Vic West street reveals a city’s ongoing dilemma

By Martin Bauman
December 22, 2021

Can Victoria protect its heritage and be affordable?

Housing

Cracking the housing puzzle: What Victoria could learn from other cities

By Emily Fagan
December 15, 2021

Germany, Austria pose potential models for solving Victoria’s “mismatch” of resident’s incomes and rental prices

Housing

Danbrook One structural engineer 'not qualified' for such a building: investigative committee

By Zoë Ducklow
November 9, 2021

‘McClure made a critical error in judgment in believing that he had the requisite skill and knowledge to design Danbrook One,’ the people investigating the failed building said in an interim report

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How 'attainable' is Langford's Attainable Home Ownership plan?

By Zoë Ducklow
October 26, 2021

A new plan is touted as a solution to help more people afford home ownership. A closer look at the details reveals major gaps and drawbacks

Housing

Capital Ideas: Housing supply should be a priority for Victoria council and voters

By Jeremy Schmidt
September 19, 2021

When society is faced with shortages, the typical response is to produce more of that thing, not constrain it