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Missing Middle Housing

“Missing Middle Housing is a range of house-scale buildings with multiple units—compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes—located in a walkable neighbourhood.” – Missing Middle Housing

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A single-family home may be our current vision of ideal housing but that picture is no longer realistic, says housing advocate Bruce Haden.

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Vancouver plans to reduce city’s carbon pollution 50% by 2030

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Last week, Vancouver City Council approved the five-year Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP), which contains 19 actions and sets Vancouver on a path to reduce Vancouver’s carbon pollution by 50% by 2030.

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Affordable housing is within reach for British Columbians

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Affordable housing is within reach for British Columbians with a manageable amount of government investment, says a housing expert.

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decades of housing policy caused the affordability crisis

Editor’s note: In a previous interviewSue Moen from the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness said the roots of our current real estate crisis are in decades of housing policy. The following broadcast, from Vancouver Co-op Radio, explores this idea in more depth.

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For Vancouverites, the drastic increase in unaffordability in the city only became an issue in the last 15 years, but an urban affairs reporter says the crisis has its roots in decades of housing policy.

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Vancouver seeks to alleviate homelessness

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  and rebroadcast over the Oct 30, 2020 edition of Cortes Currents.

Vancouver’s City Council has been passing a number of motions to alleviate the city’s homelessness crisis since May. But for those on the street or in tent cities, those motions haven’t translated into changes in their living conditions.

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