housing issue

“I didn’t stand a chance”: International students face discrimination in tight Victoria housing market

With a vacancy rate of 1.2 per cent and 78 per cent of UVic students living off campus, finding a place to live as a student in Victoria can be…

The runaway subtenant: A Gordon Head nightmare

"Like many UVic students, I made the risky decision of signing a 12 month lease — knowing I would have to sublet for the summer. The subtenant seemed perfect, but…
graphic of a house on wheels, secondary suite

Saanich housing bylaw still a concern, nearly one year after promises to re-evaluate

The University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) is planning to move forward on a motion drafted last year, and work with the District of Saanich to address a divisive housing…

EDITORIAL | Our house(ing market) is on fire

Canada is facing is a crisis, and for that reason we decided to focus our latest issue on housing — to shed a brighter light on those impacted by rising…

So you think you can afford a home in Victoria?

Our writer broke down how much it costs to live in Victoria — one of Canada’s most expensive cities — after graduation. The cost of living in Victoria is barely…

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