Research

The Housing Research Collaborative takes part in multiple research initiatives which are listed below.

BC Assessment Data Advice and Inventory Extracts

BC Assessment Data Advice and Inventory Extracts

Author: Craig E. Jones

Using the BC Assessment Data Advice and Inventory Extracts, the report summarizes PBR conveyances that took place in BC cities outside of Metro Vancouver from 1 January 2019 to 3 March 2020.

Covid-19 Global Housing Policies

Covid-19 Global Housing Policies

Report Author: Carolyn Whitzman for Housing Research Collaborative.

This report and accompanying database are the result of two sets of three roundtables each in September and October 2020.

Scraping By

Scraping By

Authors: Riley Iwamoto, Iris Gao, and Tori Lin

Using over 17,000 points of data gathered from Craigslists in a period of five months, this report presents a cursory snapshot of the rental market, mapping the price and spatial distribution of rental housing across the Metro Vancouver CMA.

A Housing Policy Framework and Policy Options for the 2019 Federal Election – June 2019

A Housing Policy Framework and Policy Options for the 2019 Federal Election – June 2019

Authors:
Dr. Paul Kershaw, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Eric Swanson, Executive Director, Generation Squeeze

With the fall federal election fast approaching, June will be an important month to shape party platforms before the House of Commons rises for the summer. In response, the Housing Research Collaborative has compiled a non-partisan, evidence-based policy framework that we encourage all political parties to adopt, along with a list of policy options to support their housing plans.

Residential Rental Tenure Zoning: The Economic Effect on the Delivery and Maintenance of Rental Housing

Residential Rental Tenure Zoning: The Economic Effect on the Delivery and Maintenance of Rental Housing

Authors: Thomas Davidoff and Owen Heany

This is one of the first reports produced about the impacts of RRTZ. Using financial analysis and available market statistics, the authors draw some conclusions about the likely impacts of RRTZ on various outcomes important to municipalities.

Ideas Book: Exploring Innovative Models for Tenant Relocation

Ideas Book: Exploring Innovative Models for Tenant Relocation

Authors: Mark McNaughton, Itzel Sánchez, and Mark Poskitt

This Ideas Book is the culmination of a six-month research partnership with Metro Vancouver. Its purpose is to explore innovative development and design models that Metro Vancouver stakeholders could employ to provide housing for displaced tenants.

Issues Facing Older Adult Renters in the West End of Vancouver

Issues Facing Older Adult Renters in the West End of Vancouver

Authors: Kendall Andison and Jacqueline Hunter

This report provides an overview of the results of a survey administered by the West End Seniors’ Network (WESN) on challenges to older adult renters in Vancouver’s West End neighborhood.

International Housing Partnership

Authors: Erin LaRocque, Jessica Todd

A collaboration between the HRC, BC Housing, Incommunities (UK) and International Housing Partnership (US) to produce a series of concise and graphically appealing documents outlining and comparing the affordable housing paradigms in Australia, Canada, England and the US.

No Vacancy 2018

No Vacancy 2018

Authors: Penny Gurstein, Erin LaRocque, Bobby MacDonald

In 2016, No Vacancy: Affordability and Homelessness in Vancouver provided a point in time snapshot of the growing affordability crisis within the City of Vancouver. Much of this report focuses on the challenges low-income families encounter when trying to secure appropriate housing.

Inclusive Communities of Care

Inclusive Communities of Care

Authors: Jessica Todd and Brett Freake

Inclusive communities have been found to be highly effective at improving socialization and developing surrogate families, as well as being safer and more financially sustainable for both the community and the state. This discussion paper examines examples of these models including Geel in Belgium, San Patrignano in Italy, Delancey in California, and international networks such as Camphill Communities, and L’Arche.