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Scraping By: Highlights from Five Months of Craigslist Rental Listings

  Over the years, there has been no shortage of coverage in the media around what it costs to Live in Vancouver. Some use annual rental market reports by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, others base their data on monthly reports by housing classified sites Padmapper and Rentals.ca. Few, if any, report positive changes […]

Policy implications of implementing RRTZ

Policy implications of implementing RRTZ

  With the creation of RRTZ, the province of British Columbia has enabled a new tool for Municipalities, to protect and secure rental housing from the multiple market forces that put it at risk. However, in our latest report, “Residential Rental Tenure Zoning: The Economic Effect on the Delivery and Maintenance of Rental Housing”, Professors […]

Is Residential Rental Tenure Zoning the key to solve the housing crisis in BC?

Is Residential Rental Tenure Zoning the key to solve the housing crisis in BC?

  It is no surprise that housing affordability in British Columbia is in a state of crisis, despite the efforts made by the provincial and local governments to address the problem. This is why we in the Housing Research Collaborative (HRC) are constantly exploring new tools and methods to alleviate the housing situation. As part […]

HRC Research Informs Knowledge Mobilization Strategy to Shape Federal Platforms and Increase Voter Turn Out

HRC Research Informs Knowledge Mobilization Strategy to Shape Federal Platforms and Increase Voter Turn Out

  Last spring, members of the Housing Research Collaborative (HRC) in BC, and colleagues in our Balanced Housing Supply Research Node across the country, contributed evidence-informed policy recommendations for a Federal Housing Policy Framework that we collectively prepared in advance of the federal election.  The work was led by HRC members, Dr. Paul Kershaw of […]

Partnerships in Affordable Housing: 3 innovative cases in BC

Partnerships in Affordable Housing: 3 innovative cases in BC

  Does it ever feel like the housing affordability crisis is here to stay? And that there is little hope for households to be able to afford decent housing? Turns out there is hope, and we at the Housing Research Collaborative (HRC) had a session at the 2019 BC Land Summit where we introduced to […]