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#2681 dasmo

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 11:07 AM

What’s the difference between that and upzoning?

Racism. 


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#2682 JimV

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 01:19 PM

Good point.  My neighbourhood includes Chinese, Indo-Canadian, Vietnamese and FN SFD homeowners.  We’re just one big happy racist family.


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#2683 Midnightly

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 04:22 PM

i think with the 30% is a suggestion based on quality of life.. for rental it focuses more on those who make a lower income... but it's still very valid for those who make a higher income when it comes to purchasing a home, a person with a much higher income is less likely to be the renter and more likely to be looking to get into the home ownership market where 30% on the mortgage is where they want you to be at since home ownership often has extended expenses that don't come into play with being a renter


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#2684 Mike K.

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 07:03 PM

CMHC has decided Canada needs to build 5.8 million homes by 2030 to achieve ‘affordability.’
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#2685 spanky123

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 07:03 AM

CMHC has decided Canada needs to build 5.8 million homes by 2030 to achieve ‘affordability.’

 

Glad that all levels of Government are broke or else we would have ideas like the Government stepping in and building/owning housing!

 

Having said that, I am hearing the project funding has completely dried up and investors have gone to the sidelines as they fear price instability alongside rising rates. We may see a number of developers approaching BC Housing to try and sell their projects.


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#2686 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 07:20 AM

We’re currently building at max capacity, and will fall many millions of units short at the current trajectory.

And construction is going to slow down now, putting us even further back from the 5.8 million goal over seven years. Is this the impetus government needs to get into the housing industry en masse?

The issue seems to me, to be that we’re silently realizing that we’ve put our eggs into too few baskets (cities). 100 years ago there were more fully functional, resilient and largely self-sustaining cities and towns than there are today. People had options, and they had good options. Victoria was too expensive? No problem, you’d go work at a mill in Port Alberni, buy an acreage and raise a family there. Today you’re only moving there as a wealthy retiree.

And where things are breaking down in the cities is we’ve also banned suburbs under the guise everyone should want to live in a high density environment, and that our urban footprint is too large (in Canada, of all places). So not only are cities getting bigger in population, they are not allowed to physically expand their land base.

Can we see the problem here, when tying this all back to affordability?
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#2687 spanky123

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 07:38 AM

^ Add to that the percentage of people living by themselves has vastly increased and we have also doubled the number of immigrants we have permitted to enter Canada without any plan on how to house them.

 

Completely foreseeable and manageable issue (at the time), but we chose not to address it since it didn't align with the political goals of our "leaders".


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#2688 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 03:23 AM

Superimposing the maps as best I could:

 

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Just another reminder for everyone that wants to jam more into the core because "we have no other room to build".

 

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And for those that say "but the (drinking water) watershed!" -

 

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#2689 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:19 AM

What about encroaching on wildlife?

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#2690 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:21 AM

What about encroaching on wildlife?

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 June 2022 - 06:23 AM.


#2691 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 06:22 AM

Yeah. See. Now you know why the deer have to work in the city.
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#2692 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 11:10 AM

B.C. urban mayors ask feds to expand housing affordability, transportation funding

 

Caucus co-chair Lisa Helps of Victoria outlines list of B.C. requests in letter

 

 

Among the requests the caucus asked government to consider are a permanent doubling of the Canada Community Building Fund (formerly the Gas Tax Fund), which was temporarily accelerated early in the pandemic; the deployment of the Housing Accelerator Fund in provinces and communities where the need is greatest, and the activation now of public transportation funding not scheduled to roll out until 2025.

 

https://www.saanichn...tation-funding/

 

“Unlocking this funding for our municipalities to access will mean we can more rapidly move forward with opportunities such as new housing along public transportation corridors,” Helps wrote. Doing so, she added, would also help communities achieve their climate action goals and expand housing affordability.

 

Noting that B.C. has some of the fastest-growing communities in Canada – Langford’s growth of 31.8 per cent between the 2016 and 2021 censuses was third-highest among communities of 5,000 population or more – Helps stated the province is experiencing “extreme pressures in the area of housing supply and affordability.” The shifting population of more than 100,000 Canadians who came to B.C. in 2021 adds to that pressure, she said.


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#2693 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 11:11 AM

Pressure? It’s by design.

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#2694 lanforod

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 12:16 PM

health care funding first, before anything else.


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#2695 Nparker

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 01:11 PM

health care funding first, before anything else.

Agreed. 20% of the population of BC does not have access to proper preventative health care. 20% of the population of BC is not unhoused.



#2696 dasmo

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 05:47 AM

What are your communities climate action goals?

#2697 LJ

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 07:40 PM

^Lytton's is to not burn down.


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#2698 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 05:16 PM

How many homes do we need to build in Victoria?

A recent CMHC report said BC needs nearly a million new homes. We break that down at the local scale

https://www.capitald...ild-in-victoria

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#2699 Nparker

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 05:40 PM

A breakdown by municipality of new homes needed.

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https://www.capitald...ild-in-victoria



#2700 Nparker

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 05:45 PM

I'll leave it to aastra to address the conclusion Capital Daily reaches in its analysis of the situation

...it’s clear that the housing crisis is far from solved and housing policy will continue to be a hot topic in the election year...

https://www.capitald...ild-in-victoria

 



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