A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. How is this fair?
British Columbia spent $19.5 billion on new housing in 2012. So why is none of it affordable?
There are more than 200 tents in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The city issued an eviction notice July 21 but camp residents have refused to leave.
The Vancouver Rent Assembly, "A gathering of renters in a time of siege," examines and analyzes the concept and legitimacy of rent.
With Vancouver's condo-friendly landlords seeing dollar signs and not the public good, the fight for community venues seems much more like class war.
When the Mount Pleasant Lions Club decided to raise the rents by 45% at a housing complex for low-income seniors, they probably didn't expect the tenants to fight back. But they did. And they won.
Maria Wallstam and Nathan Crompton
This month more buildings were added to the list of disappearing affordable housing in Vancouver. On May 1 the Colonial and Seaview hotels were privatized, with rents scheduled to increase.
Recession is putting the squeeze on renters seeking affordable housing.