Our working papers make the Housing Research Collaborative’s scholars’ work available to the public and they convey the preliminary results of our research.
Growing towards ‘complete communities’?
Author: Katrina Tarnawsky
By classifying the locations of new housing supply in Canada’s largest Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) by their amenity richness, this report identifies where differences exist across regions, dwelling types, and intended markets.
Understanding Evictions in Canada through the Canadian Housing Survey
Authors: Silas Xuereb, Andrea Craig, and Craig Jones
This paper used data from the 2018 Canadian Housing Survey (CHS) to show that from 2013-2018, evictions were more common in British Columbia than in any other comparable province or territory. Eviction rates for Metro Vancouver were also higher than in Greater Toronto, Greater Montréal and other CMAs.
BC Assessment Data Advice and Inventory Extracts
Author: Craig E. Jones
Using the BC Assessment Data Advice and Inventory Extracts, the report summarizes PBR conveyances that took place in BC cities outside of Metro Vancouver from 1 January 2019 to 3 March 2020.
Authors: Riley Iwamoto, Iris Gao, and Tori Lin
Using over 17,000 points of data gathered from Craigslists in a period of five months, this report presents a cursory snapshot of the rental market, mapping the price and spatial distribution of rental housing across the Metro Vancouver CMA.
A Housing Policy Framework and Policy Options for the 2019 Federal Election – June 2019
Dr. Paul Kershaw, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Eric Swanson, Executive Director, Generation Squeeze
With the fall federal election fast approaching, June will be an important month to shape party platforms before the House of Commons rises for the summer. In response, the Housing Research Collaborative has compiled a non-partisan, evidence-based policy framework that we encourage all political parties to adopt, along with a list of policy options to support their housing plans.
Residential Rental Tenure Zoning: The Economic Effect on the Delivery and Maintenance of Rental Housing
Authors: Thomas Davidoff and Owen Heany
This is one of the first reports produced about the impacts of RRTZ. Using financial analysis and available market statistics, the authors draw some conclusions about the likely impacts of RRTZ on various outcomes important to municipalities.
Ideas Book: Exploring Innovative Models for Tenant Relocation
Authors: Mark McNaughton, Itzel Sánchez, and Mark Poskitt
This Ideas Book is the culmination of a six-month research partnership with Metro Vancouver. Its purpose is to explore innovative development and design models that Metro Vancouver stakeholders could employ to provide housing for displaced tenants.
Issues Facing Older Adult Renters in the West End of Vancouver
Authors: Kendall Andison and Jacqueline Hunter
This report provides an overview of the results of a survey administered by the West End Seniors’ Network (WESN) on challenges to older adult renters in Vancouver’s West End neighborhood.
No Vacancy 2018
Authors: Penny Gurstein, Erin LaRocque, Bobby MacDonald
In 2016, No Vacancy: Affordability and Homelessness in Vancouver provided a point in time snapshot of the growing affordability crisis within the City of Vancouver. Much of this report focuses on the challenges low-income families encounter when trying to secure appropriate housing.
Inclusive Communities of Care
Authors: Jessica Todd and Brett Freake
Inclusive communities have been found to be highly effective at improving socialization and developing surrogate families, as well as being safer and more financially sustainable for both the community and the state. This discussion paper examines examples of these models including Geel in Belgium, San Patrignano in Italy, Delancey in California, and international networks such as Camphill Communities, and L’Arche.