Housing crisis

On Nov. 16, Saanich council received the 2020 Housing Needs Report which provides a summary of the district’s housing market and the anticipated future needs of the municipality. (District of Saanich)

New report highlights need for diverse, affordable housing in Saanich

Saanich Housing Needs Report shows current supply doesn’t meet community needs

 

The province purchased a property on Yates Street to build permanent supportive homes. (Google Maps)

Yates Street property purchased for up to 40 units of supportive housing

Victoria project will be one of 480 homes for homeless in development across CRD

 

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announces a $13.25 million investment into the construction of 840 Fort St., which will house 60 rental micro-units. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Federal government funds 60 ‘micro-loft’ rental units set to open on Fort Street

The Sawyer Block at 840 Fort St. will house affordable units and a small amount of retail space

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announces a $13.25 million investment into the construction of 840 Fort St., which will house 60 rental micro-units. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

After years of back and forth, the policy will be ratified in two weeks

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy
The development at 1301 Hillside Ave. was originally proposed as a rental unit, but has since switched to a condo development (File contributed/NVision Properties)

Proposed Hillside rental development switched to condo project

The development at 1301 Hillside Ave. originally targeted UVic, Camosun student renters

The development at 1301 Hillside Ave. was originally proposed as a rental unit, but has since switched to a condo development (File contributed/NVision Properties)
A digital rendering from the Greater Victoria Housing Society shows what the new affordable housing development at 2558 Quadra Street might look like. (GVHS)

City of Victoria announces two more affordable housing projects

The city commits nearly $2M to projects in James Bay and Hillside-Quadra neighbourhoods

A digital rendering from the Greater Victoria Housing Society shows what the new affordable housing development at 2558 Quadra Street might look like. (GVHS)
Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)

Greater Victoria is a tough market, even for former homeowners

Seniors often squeezed out of the housing market due to limited income

Susan Skidmore. (Courtesy Susan Skidmore)