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Green Candidate Explains What Her Party Wants For BC & Why It Must Be Now

The ECOreport continues examining BC’s 2017 election by interviewing Sue Moen, a Green candidate explains what her party wants for BC and why it must be now

By Roy L Hales

Sue Moen is not willing to accept the status quo. She has a passion for change, for progress, for a re-balancing of society and society with nature. In the attached podcasts, the Green candidate for North Island explains what her party wants for BC & why it must be now.

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The Ultimate Tiny Condo

The ECOreport reposts new of one way to relieve pressure from Western Canada’s housing market, the ultimate tiny condo.

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Bev Betkowski

It’s no bigger than a cozy living room, but a tiny condo built by a University of Alberta researcher gives an exciting glimpse into the big picture of what future housing could be—affordable, functional and human.
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Vancouver Should Take Note Of Houston’s Affordable Housing

The ECOreport reposts Vancouver Should Take Note Of Houston’s Affordable Housing

The Vancouver SUN via Fraser Institute

By Kennith P. Green, Ian Herzog & Josef Filipowicz, of the Fraser Institute

A recent Wall Street Journal article featured a number of cities that stand out, giving well-deserved praise to Vancouver’s walkable urban landscape. But while Vancouver continues to become even more pedestrian friendly, a much bigger problem is going unsolved. Growing housing costs are consistently outstripping income increases in the city.

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Vancouver’s Modular Housing Pilot Project

The ECOreport reposts a press release about Vancouver’s Modular Housing Pilot Project

Originally Published on City of Vancouver

We are taking the next steps on a new solution for providing temporary housing for low-income residents.

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Christy Clark’s Inaction On BC’s Housing Affordability

The ECOreport reposts criticism of Christy Clark’s inaction on BC’s housing affordability

Originally Published on the Broadbent Institute

By Sheila Matthew

When Christy Clark’s government released its budget in February, many advocates were hoping for real action on soaring housing costs. British Columbia’s economy is growing and investments in affordable housing in this budget – for the last full fiscal year before going to the polls in 2017 – had the potential to address the severe crisis many British Columbians are facing.

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Vancouver Hopeful About Receiving Federal Funding

The ECOreport reposts Vancouver Hopeful About Receiving Federal Funding

Originally Published on City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is encouraged that today’s federal budget makes significant commitments to short and long-term investments in housing, transit, and social infrastructure.

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Tackling California’s Housing Affordability Crisis

The ECOreport publishes San Diego Housing Federation comments on how the State Assembly is tackling California’s housing affordability crisis
 

From  Mixte Communications

California assemblymembers passed important legislation that would begin to restore crucial state investment in affordable home construction and create jobs. San Diego Housing Federation says it is pleased to see this bipartisan progress for affordable housing. The passed package of bills, tackling California’s growing housing affordability crisis, include AB 35 (Chiu and Atkins), AB 90 (Chau), AB 1056 (Atkins)—championed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego).
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Vancouver’s Laneway homes

The ECOreport reposts an innovative response to one city’s housing crises: Vancouver’s Laneway homes

By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney, Green Energy Futures 

Small is beautiful. When economist E.F. Schumacher first released his book of the same name in 1973 he had no idea that forty years later tiny homes would become a massive trend.

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Underground Elephant’s Latest Community Project: Affordable Housing for Veterans

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Underground Elephant’s most recent community project was in Lakeside, where it teamed up with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) to build 4 townhomes “for affordable homeownership by disabled veterans and their families.” “Our employees are committed to giving back, and are dedicated to volunteering our time to great organizations such as Habitat for Humanity,” said Taylor Butler, Director of Human Resources. Continue reading Underground Elephant’s Latest Community Project: Affordable Housing for Veterans