affordable housing

More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)

More than 100 illegal short-term rental suites listed in Esquimalt

The Township works on a complaint-based system to pursue bylaw breakers

More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)
Gordon Head Residents’ Association spokesperson Donald Gunn says residents never wanted a conflict between homeowners and students when it comes to unrelated occupancy limits. (Gordon Head Residents’ Association/Facebook)

Unrelated occupancy limits creating divisions in Saanich

Gordon Head Residents’ Association wants to see conditions to hold landlords accountable

Gordon Head Residents’ Association spokesperson Donald Gunn says residents never wanted a conflict between homeowners and students when it comes to unrelated occupancy limits. (Gordon Head Residents’ Association/Facebook)
Habitat for Humanity has secured a third build site located in Central Saanich. (Black Press file photo)

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for 11 new homes on the Saanich Peninsula

Successful applicants will help build their new homes and receive an affordable mortgage

Habitat for Humanity has secured a third build site located in Central Saanich. (Black Press file photo)
Saanich council endorsed CRD bylaw changes to allow an extra $10-million to be borrowed to complete the Regional Housing First Program initiatives. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council consents to CRD borrowing $10M extra for Regional Housing First Program

Approval from all CRD members required for loan to proceed

Saanich council endorsed CRD bylaw changes to allow an extra $10-million to be borrowed to complete the Regional Housing First Program initiatives. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing

Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing

The six-storey building proposal includes 242 rental apartments

Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing
Shawn Kuin is still unpacking after moving into his new apartment at the Mount Edward Court, but he’s happy to have his freedom. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Cool Aid Society opens 15 more affordable units for seniors

Seventy-Eight supportive housing units already at Mount Edward Court

Shawn Kuin is still unpacking after moving into his new apartment at the Mount Edward Court, but he’s happy to have his freedom. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sonja Trauss (left) and Adrian Crook will be speaking at Tuesday night’s Yes in My Back Yard event. (File contributed/ Urban Development Institute)

YIMBY: Yes, in My Back Yard discussions held in downtown Victoria

Housing density advocates to explore different solutions to affordable housing

Sonja Trauss (left) and Adrian Crook will be speaking at Tuesday night’s Yes in My Back Yard event. (File contributed/ Urban Development Institute)
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Garden suites coming soon to Saanich

Work is underway to legalize purpose-built detached garden suite rentals

  • Oct 22, 2019
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)

City of Victoria considers proposed senior rental development

The Mount St. Angela’s complex aims to include affordable rental units

The Mount St. Angela’s development at 913-929 Burdett Avenue and 914-924 McClure Street is looking to become a 106-unit senior’s residence (plus 26 assisted living units). (File contributed/ Arcata Collective Ltd)
Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday wants more affordable housing to be available to artists. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillor calls for more affordable housing options for artists

Coun. Jeremy Loveday wants Victoria to utilize current policies to help local artists

Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday wants more affordable housing to be available to artists. (Black Press Media file photo)
A digital rendering shows what the 200 Cook St. development will look like. A 388 square-foot studio apartment will rent for $1,600. (File contributed/ Urban Core Ventures)

‘Affordable’ a matter of perception for downtown Victoria development

Local residents confused about prices at new rental complex in Cook Street Village

A digital rendering shows what the 200 Cook St. development will look like. A 388 square-foot studio apartment will rent for $1,600. (File contributed/ Urban Core Ventures)
Victoria city council voted for mandate that developers include 20 per cent affordable units in projects which include more than 60 units. (File photo)

Developers say Victoria’s affordable housing mandate will further drive rental housing crisis

Large-scale developers must make 20 per cent of projects affordable housing units

Victoria city council voted for mandate that developers include 20 per cent affordable units in projects which include more than 60 units. (File photo)
Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

After years of back and forth, the policy will be ratified in two weeks

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy
A new, two-phase development at 3020 Douglas St. and 584 Burnside Rd. E will accommodate 157 affordable rental units (File contributed/City of Victoria)

City of Victoria approves affordable housing project at former Tally-Ho Motel site

A development by Cool Aid will see 157 rental units, a daycare and more

A new, two-phase development at 3020 Douglas St. and 584 Burnside Rd. E will accommodate 157 affordable rental units (File contributed/City of Victoria)
A digital rendering from the Greater Victoria Housing Society shows what the new affordable housing development at 2558 Quadra Street might look like. (GVHS)

City of Victoria announces two more affordable housing projects

The city commits nearly $2M to projects in James Bay and Hillside-Quadra neighbourhoods

A digital rendering from the Greater Victoria Housing Society shows what the new affordable housing development at 2558 Quadra Street might look like. (GVHS)
Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)
BC Housing says “affordable housing” is a loose term where subsidized housing has more to do with a program. (File photo).

What is ‘affordable housing?’

The province aims to offer more affordable housing options to people, but the definition is complex

BC Housing says “affordable housing” is a loose term where subsidized housing has more to do with a program. (File photo).
The townhouse complex at 1211 Gladstone Ave. will be demolished for a new affordable housing complex in a deal between the City of Victoria the Greater Victoria School District 61 and the Capital Region Housing Corporation. Part of this deal includes a land swap that gives SD61 land running from Gladstone Ave. to Grant Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Land swap deal between Victoria and school district makes room for affordable housing

The Caledonia Project in Fernwood would replace an existing townhouse complex

The townhouse complex at 1211 Gladstone Ave. will be demolished for a new affordable housing complex in a deal between the City of Victoria the Greater Victoria School District 61 and the Capital Region Housing Corporation. Part of this deal includes a land swap that gives SD61 land running from Gladstone Ave. to Grant Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped

Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped

The Esquimalt Lions Lodge is one of the projects to receive funding for affordable housing

Esquimalt senior’s complex getting redeveloped
The Cool Aid Society’s Cedar Grove complex is due for a major renovation, but was sent back to the drawing board by the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Cool Aid’s Cedar Grove plans sent back by Victoria City Council

The complex will offer a mix of 82 affordable and supportive housing units

The Cool Aid Society’s Cedar Grove complex is due for a major renovation, but was sent back to the drawing board by the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)