Vancouver’s alluring ‘livable city’ reputation continues to attract new residents. Livable as it may be for its temperate climate and natural beauty however, Vancouver can be harder to feel at home in. It’s not easy to make a living here that comfortably covers the cost of housing.
Housing is considered affordable only when it costs 30 per cent or less of a family’s income. By that standard, more than a third of all households in this region cannot afford their shelter. The situation is worse for renters, who direct more of their incomes to housing than homeowners.
For the year 2013, housing reporters Jackie Wong and David P. Ball will investigate affordable housing issues and solutions for Greater Vancouver and B.C., home to four of the six most unaffordable cities in Canada. Their reporting will involve breaking news coverage and longer investigative series that explore and illuminate the connections between housing, health, and community.
Download a PDF of the complete series here: Finding Home: Affordable Housing Solutions for Greater Vancouver and B.C.