affordable housing

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

 

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)

New middle-income housing to replace burned Villa Fontana in Langley City

Project financed by provincial HousingHub program

 

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

 

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
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

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)
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)
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)
Flipping of pre-sale condos and townhouses in Langley has increased more than 700 per cent in three years. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flipping of Langley pre-sale condos, townhouses rises 724 per cent in three years

There were more than 850 assignment sales in Langley last year alone

Flipping of pre-sale condos and townhouses in Langley has increased more than 700 per cent in three years. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Our View: Right housing needed, not just more housing

We need housing for families and for a greener future

Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A local letter writer wonders when all levels of government are going to make progress on housing. (File)

LETTER: Langley City residents concerned about losing home as rental stock dwindles

All levels of government must play a role in creating more housing in this country, writer argues

  • Dec 4, 2021
A local letter writer wonders when all levels of government are going to make progress on housing. (File)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New housing plan for Langley Township aims to add more rental units, fight homelessness

Councillors heard about rapidly changing housing market in Langley

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township housing plan aimed at tackling cost of housing, homelessness

Dozens of potential policies are suggested in a new report to update the housing strategy

A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Langley senior too poor to qualify for ‘affordable’ housing

Letter writer would like seniors poverty to be a federal election issue

  • Sep 14, 2021
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