Migration from metro areas pose challenges for small communities: report
In B.C., most people don’t leave small towns for big cities—they go the other way. It’s a trend that’s been happening for decades, but it has accelerated since 2015.
Mar 31, 2022
Better housing policies needed in a post-COVID world
UBC report highlights gains but calls for longer-term solutions to improve housing supply
Nov 24, 2020
Experts call for more equitable housing policy post-COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, it’s highlighting unique pressures on certain groups like Canada’s seniors, Indigenous communities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Apr 28, 2020
Affordability crisis reaches Vancouver suburbs increasing homelessness threat: Report
The Globe and Mail reported on a joint study between UBC and the Union Gospel Mission that examines the growing threat of homelessness in Vancouver suburbs. Penny Gurstein, a professor […]
Oct 15, 2018
Union Gospel Mission, UBC release report on homelessness and affordability
The Vancouver Sun and The Province published an article about a report by UBC and the Union Gospel Mission on the housing affordability crisis in Vancouver. A related article on […]
Oct 12, 2018
National strategy needed to ease homelessness, housing supply: UBC expert
Today, the federal government is releasing a report on the consultations it conducted this fall on the National Housing Strategy.
Nov 22, 2016
Canada building less social housing despite risk of increased homelessness: UBC study
The first 20-year survey of public housing trends in North America, Europe and Asia has highlighted the decline in Canada’s public-housing investment.
May 21, 2015
Stronger tools needed to fix affordable housing “crisis”, say UBC researchers
A City of Vancouver incentive to developers is doing little to ease Vancouver’s affordable housing crunch, according to UBC researchers.
Dec 11, 2014
Bringing justice to housing costs
Two UBC experts suggest what is needed to start solving Vancouver’s housing crisis in advance of the Nov. 15 municipal elections.
Nov 4, 2014