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Information Session on Housing in the West End

From the West End Planning team: Upcoming Event Affordable housing and homelessness are important issues in the West End. As part of the West End community planning process, this session will be an opportunity to find out what we’ve heard about housing so far (from both the community and the area housing providers), and to […]

Renters know your Rights and Responsibilites, Thur. Nov. 22nd, 7 pm

Mayor’s task force on housing affordability

Municipal governments receive 8 cents out of every tax dollar that Canadians pay. Being at the bottom of the funding pile severely limits cities’ ability to solve problems unilaterally without the support and cooperation of other levels of government, NGOs, business and residents. This is not to say that cities should not being doing more, […]

Little Mountain tenants win a small victory

From David Chudnovsky The last remaining residents of Little Mountain Social Housing, threatened with eviction at the end of the month, have won a small victory in the appeal of their eviction at the Residential Tenancy Board. They have been granted an “in person” hearing. The RTB scheduled a conference-call hearing, but the tenants argued […]

6th Annual Women’s Housing March in DTES, Saturday, September 15, 1:30pm

Facebook page for the event Photos from last years march Sat. Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm Starts at Cordova and Columbia, just west of Main St. Unceded Coast Salish Territories The event is described on its Facebook Event Page in the following:

Open House on the proposed changes to 1862 Barclay St. September 6, 2012

The City of Vancouver has received a Development Application from Merrick Architecture to retain, rehabilitate and heritage designate the existing house (Mason Residence), 1862 Barclay St. and to develop an addition of a 6 storey building at the rear of the site, with parking accessed from the lane.

The 2012 CMHC Spring Rental Report: affordability still an issue for Vancouver.

spring rental report It’s not surprising that there was little media coverage of the CMHC Spring Rental Report release given that it contained pages of tables and no concise summary of the results. Pretty dry reading and lots of page scrolling to find relevant information for Vancouver. However, in a media release by CMHC announcing […]

1401 Comox starts public hearing today

The proposed redevelopment of 1401 Comox Street goes to public hearing on Monday, June 11. City staff is recommending approval (with a few minor modifications) of the proposal to rezone the former site of St. John’s United Church to allow for the construction of a 22-storey market rental building. Details can be found on the […]

Vancouver viaducts open houses

Dates of 3 Open Houses: Tuesday, June 5th, Woodwards Atrium, 4pm-7pm, 111 West Hasings Thursday, June 7th, Creekside CC, 3:30-6:30pm, 1 Athlete’s Way Saturday, June 9th,Central Library Promenade, 10am-2pm, 350 Georgia St. One of the more exciting moves that this Council has been working on is the discussion and planning on the removal of the […]

MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert’s renters forum: renters know your rights and responsibilities!

MLA for Vancouver-West End,Spencer Chandra Herbert is hosting a renters forum this Thursday, June 7th, 6pm at Central Presbyterian Church at 1155 Thurlow Street. Want to know more about your rights and responsibilities as a renter? MR. Herbert will be joined by Tenants Resource Advisory Centre (TRAC) and local community members affected by evictions and […]