housing

North Park Neighbourhood Association

Proposed renovictions leave tenants uncertain about the future

The North Park Neighbourhood Association held a meeting on the evening of Oct. 17 that attracted quite a crowd.
UVic's new residency building, photo by Sydney Lobe.

UVic annual residence fee increase reaches new heights

While landlords in Victoria are subject to rent control under the Residential Tenancy Act, the university does not.
Netherlands student housing

Could the Netherlands hold the solution to B.C.’s student housing problem? 

In 2019, I experienced a potential answer to the housing crisis facing students in B.C. — all I had to do was cross an ocean. 
Letter to the editor

Letters: UVic housing is in its flop era

While trying to take the UVic housing survey, I was kicked out on question three for being a “homeowner.” Instead of moving on to the next question, I was informed…
Pet friendly housing

My pet shouldn’t make it harder to find a place to live

Landlords should place more trust in responsible pet owners, and there should be more communication between possible renters and landlords. Having a pet shouldn’t be an automatic deal breaker.
roommates

Living with friends: Does it ever really work? 

As we consider our living situations for the upcoming term, it’s worth asking: does living with friends as roommates ever really work? 
Graphic sourced from The Victoria Foundation.

Victoria Vital Signs report shows key concerns for residents

There are many factors that create a healthy and prosperous community. While understanding these factors may be complex, identifying community member satisfaction is a good place to start. That’s exactly…

UVSS Director advocates for Victoria’s Missing Middle Housing Initiative

On Aug. 4, the City of Victoria held a public hearing which gave residents a chance to voice their opinions on the contentious Missing Middle Housing Initiative. Among those who…

Victoria’s housing crisis: An update and resources for students

Finding accommodations as a student this fall may prove complicated As we enter the third summer following the COVID-19 pandemic and as the dust seemingly begins to settle, the rental…

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