housing

Report highlights Victoria’s student housing crisis

A new study highlights the impact of the ongoing housing crisis for Victoria-area students. The study found that 70 per cent of post-secondary students reported that their yearly earnings place…

Broke, overworked, and lucky

Despite high rent and low pay, Victorians still consider themselves fortunate As we strolled through bustling Blanshard Street one day, my friend Kevin Shepheard turned to me and said, “You…

Joining paws in support of pet-friendly housing

Unlike the weather, the crowd was anything but dreary on Sunday, Oct. 21 as pet owners and pet lovers alike congregated in front of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to rally…

UVic announces plan for new residence building

The University of Victoria has begun the planning process of a new residence building, built to address concerns about student housing in Victoria. The project is the first significant housing…

It’s time to stand up to your landlord

VANCOUVER — It can be hard to prioritize understanding the Residential Tenancy Act when you’ve got mountains of readings and assignments to do. Especially as a student, chances are that you’ve moved…

UVic Broad St. development would create 52 rental units

Rented at a market rate, students would have preferential access to the units UVic Housing, a subsidiary of UVic that manages the university’s revenue properties, has struck a deal with…

A letter to UVic: It’s not you, it’s me-ortgage rates

Dear UVic, I have a confession: I’m a nerd. That’s right; a pun-loving, glasses-wearing, life-long learner, a lover of science and politics and all things academic. I am involved in…

Student’s experience sheds light on rental discrimination

Looking for a place in Victoria’s packed rental market can be a hell of a grind: the monotony of trolling endless rental postings, going on repetitive tours of dingy suites,…

Andrew Weaver hosts town hall on housing; students a no-show

Student housing and Victoria’s rental market were the focus at a town hall on the housing affordability crisis, which took place on Oct. 18. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver and…

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