From boomtowns to big urban centres, the cost of housing in Canada is running away from household incomes. In some of our leading cities, the housing crisis threatens residents’ ability to stay.
The Housing Fix is a year-long reporting project by the Tyee Solutions Society looking at why we have a crisis, who is most affected by housing stress, and most importantly, what can be done about it.
The project will also include events later this year in Vancouver and Ottawa, where the public and informed stakeholders will seek to advance specific solutions on the national scene.
A year-long reporting project by the Tyee Solutions Society looking at why we have a crisis, who is most affected by housing stress, and most importantly, what can be done about it.
New reporting for this project was provided by David P. Ball and Katie Hyslop. Born in Ottawa, raised in Québec and now based in Vancouver, David P. Ball holds a journalism degree and has covered housing along with cities, law and the economy for The Tyee, Tyee Solutions Society and others since 2011. Katie Hyslop was born in Newfoundland and lived there until moving to Vancouver for a graduate degree in journalism; she first wrote for The Tyee in 2009 and continues to write on youth, education and poverty as well as housing for Tyee Solutions Society, The Tyee, and other outlets.
This site also contains earlier housing reporting for the Tyee Solutions Society by them and others.