affordability

Where Do Our Clothes Come From?

Where Do Our Clothes Come From?

We all want cute, affordable clothes, but we don’t want to support unethical labour practices. Here's how some of Vancouver's favourite fashion brands stack up.

Month-to-Month Special: What’s Up with Money Shame?

Month-to-Month Special: What’s Up with Money Shame?

Whether your paycheque is high, low or right in the middle, many of us feel sheepish about what we earn. An expert tells us why.

This Vancouver Company is Out to Change How You Get Paid

This Vancouver Company is Out to Change How You Get Paid

Instant Pay gives workers daily access to up to half their wages. But is that a good thing?

Tiny House Owners Face a Big Fight for Legitimacy

Tiny House Owners Face a Big Fight for Legitimacy

A recent spate of evictions across the Lower Mainland has left many members of the tiny house movement looking for a place to call home.

Vancouver’s Future Hinges on the Fight to Save Chinatown

Vancouver’s Future Hinges on the Fight to Save Chinatown

The controversy over a proposed Keefer Street development begs a big question: can we preserve our heritage and keep our neighbourhoods alive?

Month-to-Month: How a First Grade Teacher (and Sports Enthusiast!) Lives on $4,000 a Month

Month-to-Month: How a First Grade Teacher (and Sports Enthusiast!) Lives on $4,000 a Month

Cycling gear, dance classes, recreational car insurance—plus some extra cash to spare.

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Vancouver’s Affordability Crisis Gets the Documentary Treatment

Vancouver’s Affordability Crisis Gets the Documentary Treatment

Filmmaker Charles Wilkinson turns the camera on his own town and examines the problem from all angles.

Month-to-Month: How 2 Musicians (and Their Baby) Live on $3,000 a Month in Vancouver

Month-to-Month: How 2 Musicians (and Their Baby) Live on $3,000 a Month in Vancouver

Self-employment and parenthood can go hand-in-hand—with a little planning.

Could This Be the End of Single-Family Houses in Vancouver?

Could This Be the End of Single-Family Houses in Vancouver?

UBC researcher Joseph Dahmen on why so many homes get torn down, and what should replace them.

The Death of the Single-Family House in Vancouver

The Death of the Single-Family House in Vancouver

Author and UBC professor Nathanael Lauster discusses Vancouver's changing urban landscape—from a city of cottages to a city of condos and duplexes—and why other cities should be following our lead.

What do we mean by affordability in Vancouver?

What do we mean by affordability in Vancouver?

Affordable housing is not just a low-income issue, and our policies should reflect that