Home for Good: Building the Secure, Affordable Rental Stock We Need

Peer reviewed: 
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Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2017-02-22
Keywords: 
The Tyee
housing
housing crisis
Greater Vancouver
British Columbia
government policies
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
VOCE
community engagement
higher education
Kishone Tony Roy
Scot Hein
David Podmore
Dena Kae Beno
Garth Davis
Karen Sawatzky
Kris Archie
Jenelle Davies
Abstract: 

Out of control housing costs for both ownership and rental aren't just a Greater Vancouver phenomenon. Many BC and Canadian communities are experiencing a worsening, wickedly complex housing crisis that has been decades in the making. Shelter insecurity has seeped into the middle and even upper-middle class, and across all age and cultural demographics.

The wealth and social gap between renters and owners is also widening. High rents, renovictions and low vacancies make many tenants insecure. Government policies often favour homeowners, offering less support for renters who can account for half of urban residents, or more.

Speakers for the evening included: Kishone Tony Roy, Scot Hein, David Podmore, Dena Kae Beno, Garth Davis, Karen Sawatzky, Kris Archie and Jenelle Davies.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Video
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