Small Housing Solutions for Vancouver’s Affordability Challenges

“Vancouver can speed up its permitting and approvals systems. It can update zoning regulations to allow smaller homes on smaller, sub-divided lots. It can allow lane way houses and basement units to be sold as well as rented, more condominium micro suites could be allowed. The city can make possible smaller and more affordable three-bedroom condo units by sanctioning interior-walled third bedrooms equipped with transom-style windows”.

Vancouver Sun editorial opinion summarizes a number of recommendations for addressing housing affordability in Vancouver, especially for young people who are giving up on living in the city because of high housing costs.