affordable housing

Kelowna’s rental prices increased by over 20 percent over the last year (File photo)

Rent in Kelowna has increased more than any other city in Canada

Zumper’s annual report ranked Kelowna as the fourth most expensive city in Canada

 

New residential development under construction in Rutland at the corner of Highway 33 and Hollywood Road. (File photo/Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

High housing demand likely to persist, Kelowna council hears

‘Kelowna remains a highly desirable place to live with a strong demand for housing’

 

Metro Vancouver real estate agents say the frenzy on house sales is slowing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the price tag will drop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metro Vancouver experts weigh in as RBC predicts cooling of B.C. housing market

Buyer frenzy beginning to slow, but sales still steady, real estate agents say

 

B.C. jobs minister Ravi Kahlon spoke alongside Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu at a town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chamber photo)

B.C. jobs minister addresses labour shortages at Vernon town hall

Ravi Kahlon says child care, skills training and immigration are keys to greater participation in the labour market

B.C. jobs minister Ravi Kahlon spoke alongside Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu at a town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Chamber photo)
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LETTER: Affordable housing needed to address climate change

Daily travel requires energy and creates pollution

  • Apr 14, 2022
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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Budget 2022: Feds add measures to curb speculation as housing supply gets $10B boost

Plans rely heavily on cooperation with other levels of government and on the private sector

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp says the annual pace of construction on new homes picked up in July. A worker is seen working on a construction project at UBC in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Metro Vancouver mayors ask province for more funding for affordable housing

Mayors want $190 million in grants, additional loan financing from provincial government

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Houses under construction in Toronto, Friday, June 26, 2015. A local governance think tank says municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints that can be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Report on housing costs examines role for municipalities in easing affordability

‘No way it’s going to be fixed without municipalities, provinces and the feds working together’

Houses under construction in Toronto, Friday, June 26, 2015. A local governance think tank says municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints that can be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
There have been “missed opportunities” to develop density along SkyTrain lines, B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says. (TransLink photo)

B.C. to force higher-density development along transit lines

Agency will have authority to buy land along rail corridors

There have been “missed opportunities” to develop density along SkyTrain lines, B.C. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says. (TransLink photo)
New Society of Hope Executive Director, Ken Zeitner, (File photo/Capital News)

Kelowna’s Society of Hope names new executive director

Ken Zeitner is currently the organization’s chief financial officer

New Society of Hope Executive Director, Ken Zeitner, (File photo/Capital News)
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announced the implementation of 500 new complex-care housing spaces across the province on Tuesday (March 22). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

$164 million health-care linked, eviction-free housing project coming to B.C.

100 complex-care spaces to be created in Greater Victoria, among 500 across B.C. by 2023

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson announced the implementation of 500 new complex-care housing spaces across the province on Tuesday (March 22). (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Lake Country Coun. Blair Ireland (middle) is calling out Minister of Housing David Eby’s comments that municipalities are roadblocking affordable housing. (Lake Country council photo)

B.C. government roadblocking affordable housing: Lake Country council

Local politicians rebuke minister of housing’s claims that municipalities are to blame

Lake Country Coun. Blair Ireland (middle) is calling out Minister of Housing David Eby’s comments that municipalities are roadblocking affordable housing. (Lake Country council photo)
Luke Stack (Photo/lukestack.com)

Kelowna Councillor Luke Stack to step down as Society of Hope executive director

Society has built or acquired over 700 rental homes from Peachland to Lake Country

Luke Stack (Photo/lukestack.com)
(File Photo/Black Press)

Kelowna needs more stakeholders to provide additional affordable housing

Goal is to increase development of affordable rental housing through acquiring and providing land

(File Photo/Black Press)
Kelowna-Mission MLA, Renee Merrifield (File photo)

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield calling for action on affordable housing

‘Having housing affordability allows people to spend on better food choices and healthy living’

Kelowna-Mission MLA, Renee Merrifield (File photo)
Photo L-R: Society of Hope executive director, Luke Stack, associate VP operations B.C. Housing, Kelley Miller, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, president, Society of Hope, Phillip Lambert (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)

New affordable housing under construction in Kelowna

Final building under construction at Society of Hope’s Apple Valley development in Kelowna

Photo L-R: Society of Hope executive director, Luke Stack, associate VP operations B.C. Housing, Kelley Miller, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, president, Society of Hope, Phillip Lambert (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)
Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)

‘Fight it’: Spike in assessed property values prompts Shuswap woman to start petition

Resident criticizes timing of increase amid pandemic and after catastrophic events

Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)
According to the City of Kelowna’s community trends report, fewer than one in 10 Kelowna households could afford to buy a home at November 2021’s benchmark prices. (File photo)

Less than 1 in 10 can buy a home: Affordable housing key issue for Kelowna

The city also studied affordability in their 2021 Community Trends Report

According to the City of Kelowna’s community trends report, fewer than one in 10 Kelowna households could afford to buy a home at November 2021’s benchmark prices. (File photo)
A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Resident calls for affordable housing over Vernon’s new park plan

LETTER: ‘An expensive and grandiose plan to spend taxpayer money’

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon council defeated a motion to build a 4.5-storey, 29-unit affordable housing apartment rental building alongside the existing Hilltop Manor apartments on 34A Street. (City of Vernon graphic)

Vernon council turns down application attached to proposed apartment building

Plan called for 4.5-storey, 29-unit building to be erected alongside Hilltop Manor on 34A Street

Vernon council defeated a motion to build a 4.5-storey, 29-unit affordable housing apartment rental building alongside the existing Hilltop Manor apartments on 34A Street. (City of Vernon graphic)