The Housing Fix

Reporting and resources to help make Canada a country where everyone can afford a safe, secure, and suitable place to live. A year-long investigative media project by the Tyee Solutions Society, with selections from five years of related reporting.

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One Simple Idea to Stop 'Renovictions'

Let the original tenants come home – at their old rent.
By Christopher Pollen

The Future Is Cities. Can Countries Adapt?

UN conference born in Vancouver draws thousands to Ecuador to take another run at creating a 'right to the city.'
By Christopher Cheung

Posted under: Cities Government

As Shelters Overflow, Vancouver Sweeps Out Homeless Campers

City swept tents from Oppenheimer Park as storms closed in and emergency shelters reported they were full.
By Stefania Seccia

Posted under: Homelessness Justice

BC Company Claims ‘Net Zero’ Answer to Reserve Housing Energy Woes

Structures aim to bring next-generation efficiency within the budget of First Nation communities.
By Katie Hyslop

Posted under: Ideas Indigenous

Should Homes Be Money?

A UN envoy investigates the 'financialization' of Canadians' right to housing in Vancouver.
By Katie Hyslop

Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance 'totally applicable to Vancouver,' says housing rights lawyer.
By Stefania Seccia

Plenty of House Price Policy Fixes Available to Clark’s Government

Here, 10 top shelf options that economists of differing stripes agree on.
By David Beers

Posted under: Government Ideas

West Hastings 'Tent City' Could Be Around For years

Meanwhile in Victoria, residents are packing up 'Super InTent City' after nine months to move into social housing.
By Stefania Seccia

You Wanted Foreign Ownership Data? Here You Go

Housing agency report doesn't answer everyone's questions, but is 'meaningful first step.'
By David P. Ball

Posted under: Cities Government