When it comes to the CodeRed housing crisis, what can homebuilders, developers, non-profit housing providers, mayors, councillors and senior planners, landlords and people living through the housing squeeze all agree on?
To find out, we convened 48 housing sector leaders from Metro Vancouver to Victoria and Toronto see if we could identify some high-level common ground.
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.
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.Read more
Gen Squeeze Benefits - like seniors' discounts, but for all ages
Our Benefits program might be able to save you some time or money over the holidaysRead more
With the support of Gen Squeeze allies and backers, we made significant progress in 2016. Here are some highlightsRead more
Compared to the start my parents had in life, I thought I’d be miles ahead by age 31.
I have a good education, while neither my mum nor my dad went to college or university. I have a job that I love where I earn a decent living. I don’t have any kids, while they had two by the time they were 25. I don’t even have any vehicle expenses because I can get around by bike in Victoria.
At a cursory glance, you think I’d be laughing all the way to the bank -- right?
Depends on how you look at it.Read more
Kill Chicago premieres the official video for their new single "Take The City" via Generation Squeeze. Directed by Don Levandier (The Motorleague), the video offers insight into the crushing effects of student debt on young Canadians.Read more
On Monday the B.C. government made a surprise move by introducing a hefty, 15% tax on foreign purchases of homes in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.Read more