As we attempt to collectively navigate the "new normal," it is critical that adequate measures be taken to ensure access to adequate housing.
The big takeaway is that a society cannot count on the private sector alone to provide rental housing. The government must play a major role.
Vancouver city council struck a task force with the stated goal of ensuring affordable housing for residents of the city. Housing activists say that the final report won’t benefit low-income renters.
Mayor Gregor Robertson created a Blue Ribbon Affordability Task Force. Housing activist Nathan Crompton says that what renters in the city need to do is form a union.
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