affordable housing

Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Eliminating single-family home building won’t solve Langley’s housing issues

Aldergrove resident concerned the Township will make a significant change without public input

  • Dec 4, 2022

 

Langley’s Christian Life Assembly is using some of its land to build an affordable housing project which is expected to open in the spring of 2024. A local letter writer is concerned that governments are not ensuring enough housing is being built for seniors on fixed incomes, the working poor, and others with limited means. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Canadian society not ensuring housing for its most vulernable, Langley man says

Affordable and subsidized housing should be geared to an individual’s income, writer argues

  • Nov 28, 2022

 

B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Plans by the B.C. government to confiscate suspected proceeds of crime via “unexplained wealth orders” are drawing praise from an expert in financial compliance as a way to make life harder from criminals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WEB POLL: Will Eby’s new housing rules make a difference?

The new premier is trying to tackle the housing affordability crisis

  • Nov 25, 2022

 

B.C. Premier David Eby makes an announcement in Vancouver on November 20, 2022. On Nov. 21, Eby announced his plan to tackle the province’s housing crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eby drills down on age-restrictive stratas, municipal targets in new housing measures

Proposed legislation will give B.C. greater control over how communities address housing needs

B.C. Premier David Eby makes an announcement in Vancouver on November 20, 2022. On Nov. 21, Eby announced his plan to tackle the province’s housing crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
In 2022, the minimum living wage in Metro Vancouver increased to $24.08 per hour, the highest it’s been since first calculated in 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

New report estimates new living wage for Lower Mainland – and its higher than ever before

Metro Vancouver sees its highest living wage ever while Victoria has highest in the province

In 2022, the minimum living wage in Metro Vancouver increased to $24.08 per hour, the highest it’s been since first calculated in 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)

More adult children are living with their parents; new B.C. study to dive deep into dynamics

Umay Kader will interview 50 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and at least one of their parents

Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.

Habitat for Humanity survey reveals housing affordability as a top concern for Canadians

A new survey released Nov. 10 by Habitat for Humanity Canada finds…

The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Homes under construction are seen in a new subdivision in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, on Friday, July 30, 2021. First-time homebuyers in Canada are facing one of the toughest real estate markets in generations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tips for first-time homebuyers as affordability in Canada continues to deteriorate

Home prices slowly beginning to improve, but overall affordability still down

Homes under construction are seen in a new subdivision in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, on Friday, July 30, 2021. First-time homebuyers in Canada are facing one of the toughest real estate markets in generations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Single family housing areas might allow for duplexes, coach houses, or other types of denser housing if David Eby becomes the next premier. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township mayoral hopefuls react to Eby’s proposed housing changes

Provincial rules could override whatever local municipalities decide to do on housing

Single family housing areas might allow for duplexes, coach houses, or other types of denser housing if David Eby becomes the next premier. (Langley Advance Times files)
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Housing affordability to improve in 2023, with some regional disparities: Desjardins

Cost of the average house currently 67 per cent higher than what the average household can afford

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Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Average home price 67 per cent higher than affordable level in August: PBO

National average home price reached a peak of $839,600 in February 2022

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: Civic governments can’t tackle housing affordability alone

That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try – or that housing won’t be on the ballot this fall

  • Sep 17, 2022
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Construction has started on the former site of the Villa Fontana for a new affordable housing apartment building in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Construction has started on the former site of the Villa Fontana for a new affordable housing apartment building in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Townhouses under construction in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood. (Langley Advance Times files)

In Our View: Many kinds of variety needed for housing

Affordability, size, and type needed for families of the future

  • Jul 29, 2022
Townhouses under construction in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood. (Langley Advance Times files)
Pyramid Apartments in Langley City are slated for demolition. (Google Maps)

LETTER: Langley City apartment demolition hurts poor and low-income renters

Tenants who will be forced out will have few options in local rental market, letter writer says

  • Jul 23, 2022
Pyramid Apartments in Langley City are slated for demolition. (Google Maps)
A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver drops below Toronto as most expensive Canadian city in 2022 world rankings

Vancouver 108th most expensive in the world, according to international survey

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maureen Berlin took over the executive director position at Ishtar Women’s Resource Society in April 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Maureen Berlin spoke to the Langley Township council about the need for new second-stage housing on Monday, June 27. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ishtar seeks Langley Township help to secure more housing

Society that shelters women, children fleeing domestic violence needs more space

Maureen Berlin took over the executive director position at Ishtar Women’s Resource Society in April 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Maureen Berlin spoke to the Langley Township council about the need for new second-stage housing on Monday, June 27. (Langley Advance Times files)
Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Needle in a haystack: Less than 1% of homes in B.C. cities listed below $200,000

Zero homes under $200,000 exist in nine B.C. cities, international real estate portal finds

Less than one percent of houses listed in B.C. cities as of the first week of May 2022 are priced below $200,000, according to real estate search portal Point2. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh