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BC Housing

B.C. to bring in a 15 per cent additional real estate tax on foreign buyers

"Today we are taking measures to ensure home ownership remains within reach of the middle class," said BC Premier Christy Clark.

B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms: experts

The legislature is set to convene Monday to debate changes to Vancouver's charter that would allow the city to create a tax on vacant homes.

B.C. supports housing vacancy tax in Vancouver to assist with rental shortage

The British Columbia government will support the city of Vancouver's request for a tax on vacant housing, but questions remain about who will pay the costs of enforcement. Finance Minister Mike de...

B.C. increases homeowner grant threshold to $1.2 million as property values rise

Increase from $1.1 million means 91 per cent of B.C. property owners remain eligible to claim $570 grant that cuts their annual property tax bill.

Homeless for the holidays in downtown Vancouver: photos

I met Ron McGrath at the A&W by Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. It was still dark  when we sat down to have breakfast.  I couldn't tell right away that he was homeless. His many...

Homelessness in Vancouver: City staff break down the numbers

Vancouver municipal election 2011: The City's Assistant Director for Housing Policy, Abi Bond, gives some insight on homeless numbers floating around this election.

First tenants move into Olympic Village affordable housing

The first tenants of the affordable housing in Vancouver's Olympic Village moved in to their new homes this week, fulfilling the City’s promise to start housing people in need before the end...

Olympic Village social housing up for ransom?

Rich Coleman wants the BCPlace casino deal done. The city wants housing. Game on?

Downtown South community captures 2010 Winter Games images

  Many of the images we have of the 2010 Winter Games were captured by professional photographers. People living in Vancouver’s lower income inner city communities, however, recorded a very...