housing

UVic Broad St. development would create 52 rental units

Rented at a market rate, students would have preferential access to the units UVic Housing, a subsidiary of UVic that manages the university’s revenue properties, has struck a deal with…

A letter to UVic: It’s not you, it’s me-ortgage rates

Dear UVic, I have a confession: I’m a nerd. That’s right; a pun-loving, glasses-wearing, life-long learner, a lover of science and politics and all things academic. I am involved in…

Student’s experience sheds light on rental discrimination

Looking for a place in Victoria’s packed rental market can be a hell of a grind: the monotony of trolling endless rental postings, going on repetitive tours of dingy suites,…

Andrew Weaver hosts town hall on housing; students a no-show

Student housing and Victoria’s rental market were the focus at a town hall on the housing affordability crisis, which took place on Oct. 18. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver and…

Housing solutions brainstormed at NDP town hall

On Oct. 11, New Democrat MLAs of the South Island and other panelists garnered some feedback on the housing crisis in B.C. at a local town hall meeting. Troubling statistics,…

The things I learned after the housing market forced me to couch surf

Victoria has a very obvious housing problem. It’s expensive to live here and the odds of finding a place are not in your favour. When and if you do find…

Housing market reform needs to put communities first

As a student at the University of Victoria, I understand that becoming a homeowner any time within the next five to 10 years is unrealistic. However, that doesn’t mean I’m…

How to live with tenancy disputes

UVic doesn’t have enough dorm buildings to accommodate all of its students. And combined with the ever-increasing fees for a dorm room, more and more students are choosing to live…

North Vancouver builds addiction recovery house

On Dec. 18, North Vancouver began building its first licensed recovery house for women suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Much of the funding received for the project has been…