Vancouver Now Second Most Expensive in Housing Market

As many of you may have heard Vancouver is now the second most expensive city for the housing market among mainly English-speaking cities. As a renter, I know what a challenge it is to find safe, clean and affordable housing. My partner and I both work full-time and make an okay living, but it is still a struggle for us to find affordable accommodations that aren’t disgusting. Knowing my own struggles, I know how much harder it is for our youth to find a place to live.

Often they are making minimum wage or may be on welfare as they get their lives back on track, so finding a place to live is a struggle. We are lucky to have two housing workers who help our youth to find affordable accommodations; they help them move and teach them the life skills around working with landlords and learning how to apply for a place. We also are lucky to have ROP (Rights of Passage) where youth can live for up to two years at a very reasonable rate while getting the support they need and learning important life skills.

Below is a video that the City of Vancouver has put out regarding renting in Vancouver. What do you think about the cost of living in Vancouver? Do you have any ideas to make it more fair and affordable for everyone?

 

As many of you may have heard Vancouver is now the second most expensive city for the housing market among mainly English-speaking cities. As a renter, I know what a challenge it is to find safe, clean and affordable housing. My partner and I both work full-time and make an okay living, but it is still a struggle for us to find affordable accommodations that aren’t disgusting. Knowing my own struggles, I know how much harder it is for our youth to find a place to live.

Often they are making minimum wage or may be on welfare as they get their lives back on track, so finding a place to live is a struggle. We are lucky to have two housing workers who help our youth to find affordable accommodations; they help them move and teach them the life skills around working with landlords and learning how to apply for a place. We also are lucky to have ROP (Rights of Passage) where youth can live for up to two years at a very reasonable rate while getting the support they need and learning important life skills.

Below is a video that the City of Vancouver has put out regarding renting in Vancouver. What do you think about the cost of living in Vancouver? Do you have any ideas to make it more fair and affordable for everyone?