Homes for Vancouver artists Many people will never be able to afford to buy a home in Vancouver, especially true for artists in the city. Link
Author Archive: housingjusticecanada
The Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) is provincial legislation that defines the relationship between landlords and residential tenants. Both landlords and tenants have a number of rights and responsibilities under the RTA, one of which is the protection of the tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment. Section 28 of the RTA states [...]
An interesting New York Times article by Theresa Williamson and Mauricio Hora on the potential housing effects of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A version of this op-ed appeared in print on August 13, 2012, on page A17 of the New York edition.
The $475 million price of one F-35 could buy a lot of social good. The Tyee asks what would you have government spend it on?
Report on Findings from Renters Speak up Website by Lindsay Neufeld If you are reading this and live in Metro Vancouver, there is a good chance you belong to one of the 35% of households that rent, rather than own, their homes. If you live in the City of Vancouver, the [...]
<h2>Summary Notes</h2> July 11th, 2012 [...]
Money may, or may not, buy justice… but the ongoing cuts to federal affordable housing investments are almost certain to guarantee growing injustice and inequality when it comes to housing. And those people who are already bearing a heavy burden in terms of precarious housing and homelessness—including Aboriginal people, racialized [...]
I will be working as a research assistant throughout the summer on the Housing Justice project. I have just completed my first year of law school at UBC, and it was an intense and rewarding year. I grew up in the Vancouver area, and after spending four years away from [...]
Income Inequality and Housing Affordability in Vancouver by Aimee Schalles A recent study by UBC researchers David Ley and Nicholas Lynch, “Divisions and Disparities: Social-Spatial Income Polarization in Greater Vancouver, 1970-2005”, highlights Vancouver’s growing income inequality. The study compared 35 years of census data from 1970 to 2005. Researchers noted [...]