B.C.’s housing crisis is no laughing matter. But Valentine's Day kind of is!

So we made these fun cards for you to share on social media where you can tag your local elected leaders:

We made cards for the following cities. Click through to find yours! Share them far and wide!

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Thanks, Vancouver! Finally bought a family home. Now can we afford the family?

My husband and I both have good jobs. I'm a paralegal and he's a plumber. Our household income is higher than average, we don't have any debt, we budget our money and live within our means. Why then, has it been so hard for us to establish ourselves and start a family?

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Building Housing Common Ground

In the fall of 2016 Gen Squeeze convened 48 housing sector leaders in Vancouver to take a big picture approach to the affordability crisis affecting many of our communities. We wanted to see if a diverse array of stakeholders could identify common ground, starting with first principles. 

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Meet Jennifer: Insuring Against the Squeeze with Co-operators

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You told us home and tenant insurance was an area where we could help ease your squeeze, and so now we are! The Co-operators, our newest Benefits partner, is pleased to offer 10% off on Home or Tenant Insurance (or 20% off when bundled with another insurance product, province depending). 

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Dr. Paul Kershaw asks Justin Trudeau about housing affordability in Canada

Generation Squeeze's Dr. Paul Kershaw asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the challenges associated with housing affordability in Canada and if the federal government will ease the crisis with a national housing strategy. Click through to watch the short clip!

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Link National Housing Strategy to Health Accord

What’s housing got to do with health? 

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Gen Squeeze Signs Open Letter to City of Vancouver

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Gen Squeeze is signing an open letter to the City of Vancouver that asks for more emphasis on affordability in an ongoing review of character home zoning. 

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A Housing Market for All

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Do young people just need to suck it up?

In this 18 minute interview with The Agenda's Steve Paikin, we answer that question and provide some historical context.  

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Loans for First Time Home Buyers?

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Right intention.  Wrong execution.

The B.C. government announced it will help first time home buyers to cover the cost of a mortgage down payment by providing a loan of up to $37,500 that will be interest free and payment free for the first five years.

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Holiday Benefits For You

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Our Benefits program might be able to save you some time or money over the holidays 

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“Yes, Canadian governments need to make younger people a priority. I want a Canada that works for all generations."

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