All tagged Affordability

Two Decades of Vancouver Housing Crisis

Municipalities failed to deliver promised housing supply in 2018. The crisis will continue.

We’ve all heard people in Vancouver who blame lack of supply for housing unaffordability. Many will have heard the opposing “Supply Myth” argument. We believe that the supply problem is real and could be worse than any of us imagined.

By 2021 Metro Vancouver housing stock will be short by 62,000 homes!

Metro Vancouver housing supply crisis is likely getting much worse.

The housing supply problem is bad, it’s real, and will likely get worse.

We’ve all heard people in Vancouver who blame lack of supply for housing unaffordability. Many will have heard the opposing “Supply Myth” argument. We believe that the supply problem is real and could be worse than any of us imagined.

By 2021 Metro Vancouver housing stock will be short by 52,000 homes!

Ask for Urban Family Districts

The City of Vancouver recently announced the beginning of 18 months of consultation that will result in a “Making Room” rezoning which is intended to find neighbourhoods to add more duplexes and laneway homes. Making room implies, there isn’t room already and this is far from the truth. Vancouver has loads of space, but it is poorly used. Vancouver’s land use has barely changed since we paved over the orchards and farms to build suburbs south of the downtown core after WWI. Rather than just “Making Room”, it’s time for Vancouver to evolve from Citified Suburbia with families stuffed in laneway houses and basement suites to a network of purposefully designed “Urban Family Districts”.

Metro Vancouver housing supply crisis is much worse than we originally thought.

By 2020 Metro Vancouver housing stock will be short by 47,000 homes! The housing supply problem is bad, it’s real, and will get worse.

We’ve all heard people in Vancouver who blame lack of supply for housing unaffordability.  Many will have heard the opposing argument that the supply problem is a “myth”. However, our analysis at Mortgage Sandbox shows that the supply problem is real and could be worse than any of us imagined.

We need to settle this once and for all, so that government can act quickly to solve the housing crisis.


Proof the Metro Vancouver housing supply problem is REAL and could get worse.

The housing supply problem is real and could get worse.

We’ve all heard people in Vancouver who blame lack of supply for housing unaffordability. Many will have heard the opposing “Supply Myth” argument. Our analysis at Mortgage Sandbox shows that the supply problem is real and could be worse than any of us imagined.

We need to settle this once and for all, so that government can act quickly to solve our housing crisis.