Initiatives

An eviction notice taped to a door.

Understanding Forced Moves Captured in the Canadian Housing Survey

Principal Investigator: Craig E. Jones (Research Coordinator, School of Community and Regional Planning, The University of British Columbia) Co-Investigators: Andrea Craig (Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia – Okanagan), Silas Xuereb (Master’s Student, Vancouver School of Economics, The University of British Columbia) Forced displacement can lead to growing housing precarity and residential instability for low-income […]

Balanced Supply of Housing Node – UBC Research Data Center

Balanced Supply of Housing Node – UBC Research Data Center

Principal Investigator: Craig E. Jones (UBC) Co-investigators: Thomas Davidoff (UBC), Paul Kershaw (UBC) UBC RDC (investigators, staff and students): Paul Boniface Akaabre We will fill descriptive data gaps in knowledge about Canada’s housing supply with a geographical focus on BC and Ontario – regions where the country’s largest urban centres face particularly acute supply pressures. […]

North Shore Balanced Housing Lab

North Shore Balanced Housing Lab

The Balanced Housing Lab is an innovative partnership between the City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Squamish Nation, senior levels of government, and other stakeholders. The HRC is part of the Steering Committee and Project Working Group that is going to support this initiative, as they face the challenge of co-creating diverse housing […]

Housing and Neighbourhood Change: Vancouver & Seattle

Housing and Neighbourhood Change: Vancouver & Seattle

In association with the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC) we have started to research housing and neighbourhood change in Vancouver and Seattle. CUAC is a partnership between the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia to explore of the potential of data science for social good in an urban context. Our current project […]

Data Working Group

A major focus of the Housing Research Collaborative will be data generation, analysis, and aggregation. Recognizing that housing research, particularly in the home province of British Columbia, has been hampered by gaps in the collection of data, as well as lack of accessible data, a Data Working Group has been formed to articulate critical research […]

Inclusive Communities Framework

We are focused on articulating an evidence-based framework for inclusive communities of care for people with challenges to independent living due to temporary, chronic or permanent conditions of mental health, addiction or disability. Given the prevalence of mental health challenges and substance abuse in British Columbia, housing for this population has been identified as particularly […]

Proceedings of the BC Affordable Housing Research and Action Roundtables 2010-11

In B.C., the growth and aging of populations and the changing economy drive an immediate and growing need for affordable housing. The social and geographical diversity of B.C. provide unique challenges that require joint efforts to improve housing for vulnerable citizens and to stimulate the economy. Important housing research is conducted at UVic, UBC, through […]

Future of Public Housing 2018

Future of Public Housing 2018

Access to affordable and adequate housing is an issue for almost every nation and city. While in the past the state provision of public housing addressed this need, currently, most countries have lessened their response. The aim of this project is to stimulate debate regarding ‘the future of public housing’ and the role of governments […]