“Right now is frightening. And so we need action.”
It’s no secret Vancouver’s housing market is pricey.
“The one thing that we need to change is shift our focus away from benefiting the real estate business and benefiting the people who already own houses because that’s what politicians’ focus is right now, and that has to change.”
“As residents in this city like we need to be the ones to speak to the government and say listen like you guys need to do something about this.”
In a letter, Mayor Gregor Robertson asks Vancouverites to make affordable housing a federal election issue.
Generation Squeeze , a federal lobbying group, is asking young Vancouverites to fight for their right to affordable housing.
To buy a single detached home in Vancouver these days, it’s looking like a million dollar price tag.
This has been the story in Vancouver for a long time.
Generation Squeeze founder Paul Kershaw says buying a house should not only be for those with deep pockets.
“I don’t think we should be expecting people to give up the option of actually trying to have a family where they grew up and trained. I think that would be a really sad thing to expect for younger people right now.”
Kershaw wants to see a lobbying group created to tackle costs faced by those under 45.
With files from Allison Tanner