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It’s a sad case. In Vancouver a 50-foot lot on the west side with a single family home was only $1.2 million a year ago. Today it is $1.65 million. For the somewhat less pricey average two story...
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Summary:In B.C.’s lower mainland, rising house prices have outpaced growth in household incomes. Vast numbers of homeowners (8.8%) and renters (22.1%) allocate over half their income to housing costs...
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Summary:For Canadians and many other nations, housing is no longer an “adventure.” Instead, it is a treadmill on to which people climb and then commit a huge portion of their lives, often in hopes of...
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SummaryHousing affordability is a complex issue. To win support from a funder or investor, community organizations must design strategies that will make particular types of housing affordable for...
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Summary:Sunnyhill Housing Co-operative (SHC) faces a very uncertain future. Located in a part of Calgary where houses cost on average of $650,000, SHC has to retrofit its aging townhouses just when...
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Summary:Researchers and co-operators have developed a novel way to make housing more affordable in the United Kingdom. The Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS) combines the advantages of three...
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Summary:The price of housing has now risen so high in many places that even professionals cannot afford to live in the same community as they work in. Yet as the crisis deepens, the ability and the...
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 Residential housing in Kirklees, England. Credit: Darren Beaumont In this issue ... i4 news release: Energy Efficiency Buy-InPoverty ReductionTransition SharingUpcoming Conferencesi4 SupportersIPCC...
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Good news, home renovators!With the recent success of the Conservative Party at the polls, Canada’s Eco-Energy Retrofit Program gains a new lease on life. Once again, householders will be able to...
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SummaryAs fossil fuel prices continue to rise, millions of households are threatened with “fuel poverty.” We might address this by controlling energy costs, raising household income, or challenging...