affordable housing

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

Interfor donates $40,000 to West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity projects

Projects in Castlegar and Grand Forks to benefit from donation

 

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

 

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

 

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)
A conceptual drawing of the housing and art gallery relocation project in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting

City of Castlegar selects developer and affordable housing partner for downtown project

Expression of interest was passed at Feb. 7 council meeting

A conceptual drawing of the housing and art gallery relocation project in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting
A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation project (Concept 2C) in downtown Castlegar. Blue represents gallery, yellow represents apartments. Image: City Spaces Consulting

Next steps for art gallery and housing project in downtown Castlegar

Project consultants shared feasibility study with Castlegar council

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation project (Concept 2C) in downtown Castlegar. Blue represents gallery, yellow represents apartments. Image: City Spaces Consulting
The ribbon was cut on Herridge Place during a ceremony Friday. L-R: Columbia Basin Trust board chair Jocelyn Carver, Mayor John Dooley, Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, and Cover Architectural Collaborative’s principal Robert Stacey. Photo: Tyler Harper

In the works for nearly a decade, doors finally open at Nelson’s Herridge Place

Renters will starting moving into the affordable housing development next month

The ribbon was cut on Herridge Place during a ceremony Friday. L-R: Columbia Basin Trust board chair Jocelyn Carver, Mayor John Dooley, Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, and Cover Architectural Collaborative’s principal Robert Stacey. Photo: Tyler Harper
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
Ian Comishin, president of Twente Additive Manufacturing, stands outside the Fibonacci House in Procter. The company used its 3D printer to construct the concrete exterior. Photo: Tyler Harper

No hammers required: Kootenay company using 3D printer to build affordable housing

Procter-based Twente Additive Manufacturing has partnered with a Vancouver housing charity

Ian Comishin, president of Twente Additive Manufacturing, stands outside the Fibonacci House in Procter. The company used its 3D printer to construct the concrete exterior. Photo: Tyler Harper
The North Shore Inn is the site of a supportive housing program funded by BC Housing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Annual homelessness report shows pandemic’s impact in Nelson

Fifty-one people were housed at a local inn because of lack of shelter space

The North Shore Inn is the site of a supportive housing program funded by BC Housing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Castlegar Community Services opens Kootenay rent bank

Rent assistance will be available across the Kootenays

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Nelson CARES executive director Jenny Robinson holds the keys to one of the 43 units at Hall Street Place. The new affordable housing building opened to tenants on May 31. Photo: Tyler Harper

Moving day: Doors open to tenants at Nelson’s Hall Street Place

It’s the city’s first new affordable housing development in seven years

Nelson CARES executive director Jenny Robinson holds the keys to one of the 43 units at Hall Street Place. The new affordable housing building opened to tenants on May 31. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Midtown Affordable Housing project will also house the new Rossland City Hall

Rossland’s Midtown housing project set to break ground

The four-storey building will be operated by the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society

The Midtown Affordable Housing project will also house the new Rossland City Hall
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Appointments made to Castlegar’s housing and advisory committees

Fourteen people have been appointed to serve on the housing committee.

Downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline