affordable housing

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

 

Nelson council has agreed to spend some time and money to explore, but not necessarily take on, a new idea that could add density and affordability to residential areas. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson council to explore new housing density proposal

‘Permanently affordable housing’ is a program of Small Housing BC

 

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

 

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
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
The future housing project developed by SHARE Nelson on Falls Street for working singles and couples of limited income. This is one of several low income housing projects in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Report presents grim Nelson housing stats

Mayor Dooley calls out neighbouring communities for lack of action on low income housing

The future housing project developed by SHARE Nelson on Falls Street for working singles and couples of limited income. This is one of several low income housing projects in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Stepping Stones shelter in Nelson is having to host people for longer stays than it previously did, according to a new report. File photo

Nelson lacks enough supportive housing to meet homeless demand: report

The annual study shows permanent shelter is needed for people experiencing homelessness

Stepping Stones shelter in Nelson is having to host people for longer stays than it previously did, according to a new report. File photo
A report by the Regional District of Central Kootenay has found residents in the Slocan Valley, Arrow Lakes and North Kootenay Lake regions are having difficulty finding affordable housing. File picture

Housing situation in RDCK very difficult, says report

One in five RDCK households are living in homes costing nearly a third of their income

A report by the Regional District of Central Kootenay has found residents in the Slocan Valley, Arrow Lakes and North Kootenay Lake regions are having difficulty finding affordable housing. File picture
Rona Park is retiring as executive director of Nelson Community Services. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Community Services executive director retires

Rona Park has led the organization for seven years

Rona Park is retiring as executive director of Nelson Community Services. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark Nelson’s latest affordable housing project Friday. (L-R) Pastor Jim Reimer, Mayor John Dooley, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, and Cover Architecture’s Robert Stacey were on hand to announce the construction of a 39-unit building. Photo: Tyler Harper

Work begins on new affordable housing building in Nelson

The 39-unit project is expected to be complete by July 2021

A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark Nelson’s latest affordable housing project Friday. (L-R) Pastor Jim Reimer, Mayor John Dooley, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, and Cover Architecture’s Robert Stacey were on hand to announce the construction of a 39-unit building. Photo: Tyler Harper
B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

B.C. to give municipalities final say over rental zoning

City halls will be required to provide housing needs assessment

B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. to give renters a break on deposits, rent increases

Short-term lease loophole to be closed, Selina Robinson says

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)