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Many initiatives in B.C. housing plan already at play in Kelowna, planning director says – Kelowna News

The City of Kelowna’s planning director says many of the initiatives laid out in the B.C. government’s recently announced multi-billion dollar housing plan are already in play in the city.

On Monday, the provincial government announced its Homes for People plan, which commits $4 billion over three years and $12 billion over a decade with incentives to build, laws to curb speculation and financial help for renters and homeowners.

Part of the province’s plan looks to spur the development of more townhomes, duplexes and triplexes through zoning changes.

Ryan Smith, divisional director of planning and development services, said the plan is largely a “repackaging” of measures the province had already committed to, along with “things that we’re already doing in Kelowna — and encouraged the government to do.”

“Suites and carriage houses have been permitted since the early 2000’s. The pre-zoning for missing middle [housing] is

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‘Holding back our entire economy’: B.C. lays out housing plan, warns house-flipping tax imminent

The provincial government has introduced a multibillion-dollar, four-point housing plan aimed at cracking down on soaring real estate prices, increasing construction and creating more rental units.

Premier David Eby, Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon and State of Child Care Minister Grace Lore revealed the ‘Homes for People’ plan on Monday. It promises legislation that allows up to four units on a single traditional housing lot, and warns that a tax on the proceeds of house-flipping is coming.

“It has become a crisis for too many people, for example, in their 20s and 30s who are still living with their parents,” said Eby. “Even people making a good income are struggling to find a place to live.

“It’s holding back our entire economy. Businesses are struggling to attract workers who can’t afford to live in the communities where the jobs are.”

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B.C. to introduce house-flipping tax and expand secondary suites under new multi-billion dollar housing plan

The British Columbia government has introduced a multibillion-dollar plan to construct more homes as quickly as possible in an attempt to build its way out of the housing crisis.

The so-called Homes for People plan starts with a $4-billion investment over three years and commits to $12 billion over a decade with incentives to build, laws to curb speculation and financial help for renters and homeowners.

“This crisis is touching people in every corner of our province. It’s impacting quality of life in our communities and it’s holding back our entire economy,” Premier David Eby said.

“Businesses are struggling to attract workers who can’t afford to live in the communities where the jobs are.”

As part of the plan, Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon said the government will introduce provincial legislation this fall to allow three to four units on a traditional single-family detached lot with additional density permitted in areas

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BC reveals plan to develop over 100,000 new homes to help ease housing crisis

The Province’s new housing plan will speed up delivery of new homes, increase the supply of middle-income housing, fight speculation and help those who need it the most. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28486

The province of BC has announced the introduction of a new Homes for People plan that will create more than 108,000 new houses and apartments by 2028.

Premier David Eby and Minister of Housing Ravi Kahlon announced the new action plan on Monday, April 3rd.

“This plan will take us to the next level with unprecedented actions to tackle the challenges head-on, delivering even more homes for people, faster,” Eby said.

The Homes for People plan is set to focus on four priorities – unlocking more homes faster; delivering better, more affordable homes; helping those with the greatest housing need; and creating a housing market for people, not speculators.

In addition to creating tougher enforcement of short-term rental rules,

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‘They still house people’: Renovated SROs welcomed as part of DTES plan, but advocates call for more – BC

Some tenants and housing advocates are welcoming news of renovated single-room occupancy suites as part a plan to address the Downtown Eastside’s housing crisis, but are calling for a more more sustainable approach long-term.

According to the Ministry of Housing, 241 newly-renovated SRO units are set to become available by the end of June. The units will be funded by BC Housing and operated by non-profit partners.

“These places may be 100 years old, but they still house people, they house a whole community,” said Richard Schwab, a longtime resident of DTES SROs, in a statement to Global News.

“You can’t not invest in it, we aren’t able to make enough housing in the time it is needed for people on income assistance.”

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330 supportive housing units for Downtown Eastside to be ready for June, province says

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Single-room occupancy hotels are notorious in Vancouver,

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Toronto launches new portal aimed at boosting transparency around housing plan

The city has launched a new online data hub aimed at improving transparency around its recently approved plan to build more housing across Toronto. 

The Toronto Housing Data Hub is a public dashboard compiled of data related to affordable rental and subsidized housing, including: 

  • The status of affordable rental homes that are approved, under construction or completed.
  • Details on rental units that have been demolished or replaced.
  • Data on waiting list applications for social housing.
  • Maps showing where affordable rental projects will be located.
The City of Toronto has launched a new online database to track data related to affordable rental supply.
A snapshot of the city’s new online database where the public can track data related to affordable rental supply. (City of Toronto)

This new reporting system comes three months after Toronto City Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal from former mayor John Tory to create a “housing action plan” that could see major changes to zoning bylaws, including allowing the building of multiplexes on

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