Vancouver’s housing crisis has reached a breaking point.
It stretches renters, workers, students and young people to their economic limits.
As rents climb and budgets get stretched, it’s easy to feel that this city isn’t for you.
But that’s wrong.
If you’re a renter, a worker, a student or a young person, you belong in Vancouver.
We don’t have to accept friends and families being forced apart by housing costs.
We don’t have to accept a city that is on the path to being a gated community for the rich.
We can build a more affordable city for everyone.
“As someone who works on developing non-profit, below market housing, I see first-hand the many challenges and risks to adding more much-needed affordability in Vancouver. Even with Federal and Provincial support, municipal processes, requirements, and policies often present insurmountable challenges.
That is why I am excited by OneCity's housing platform and its comprehensive approach to our complex housing crisis. The city government has a huge impact on housing affordability - and I'm pleased to see that OneCity is taking action to build a city for everyone.”
"Research tells us that people who live in stable, affordable housing in walkable neighbourhoods are happier and healthier. And that’s exactly what OneCity’s housing policy will create: healthier, more inclusive communities across the entire city. Not only that, but increasing density near green spaces and amenities will get more of us out of cars and onto public transit, bikes and sidewalks, reducing carbon and air pollution—a win-win for us and the planet."
"I'm excited to see OneCity proposing exactly the type of housing policy that we need: city-wide, sustainable, equitable, and immediate. I've spent years as a designer and builder of infill housing and passive houses pushing the envelope with green buildings, but the true future of green buildings can only be unlocked by fixing our zoning bylaws. We need to allow low-carbon, accessible, multifamily housing in every neighbourhood across the city, and OneCity has consistently championed that cause."