Watch live tonight: How do we solve B.C.’s rental housing crunch?
Rental housing is in short supply in Metro Vancouver.
Roughly 40 per cent of Metro residents are renters, according to the 2021 Census. But during the five years ending 2021, only 24 per cent of new housing was purpose-built rental.
No surprise then, as our population continues to grow, that Vancouver is squeezed by the highest rents in Canada and a rental vacancy rate approaching zero.
We have assembled a panel of housing experts to discuss this affordability challenge and potential solutions.
Bookmark this post and come back at 7 p.m. tonight for a live event hosted by Stuart McNish and Vancouver Sun columnist Dan Fumano.
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