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Vancouver Housing Affordability Causes Homelessness

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia: Vancouver Housing Affordability Causes Homelessness

Originally Published on UVic News

The relationship between Vancouver’s real estate boom and the crisis of homelessness and is more than just a trickle down effect, according to a new report co-written by Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) researchers Bernie Pauly and Geoff Cross in collaboration with Vancouver’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM).

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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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Housing As A Federal Election Issue

Associate Professor Thomas Davidoff of UBC’s Sauder School of Business says candidates should be discussing affordable housing as a federal election issue

Originally Published on UBC News

Q/ What should the future prime minister do?

TD: To address high housing prices, which can make it difficult for renters to transition to home ownership, we should shift the tax burden from income taxes towards property taxes and taxing capital gains on housing. As different levels of government control income taxes and property taxes, they will need to work together.

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