CBC Information: The Home50:04Home hunters
White-picket-fenced out of dwelling possession
One couple who’s looking for a home of their very own is having little luck in a red-hot Halifax housing market, an instance of the nationwide affordability disaster. They have been to a whole bunch of viewings, solely to be outbid time and again.
In a particular episode from Halifax, these househunters inform The Home about their expertise attempting to interrupt down the limitations to dwelling possession. Realtors Angela Cowan and Bruce Patterson focus on what the trade seems to be like from their perspective. In a single phrase: “unsustainable.”
CBC Information: The Home11:10White-picket-fenced out of dwelling possession
The damaged system and the way to repair it
Halifax is on the centre of an affordability disaster in Atlantic Canada, with typical costs for single-family houses rising by 33.5 per cent from February 2021 to February 2021, according to statistics from the Canadian Actual Property Affiliation.
How did this housing disaster, paired with one of many lowest vacancy rates within the nation, come to be? Housing coverage knowledgeable Ren Thomas of Dalhousie College weighs in, in addition to Nova Scotia Housing Minister John Lohr. Federal Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen additionally describes how he thinks the federal authorities can assist. Plus, a homebuilder talks concerning the challenges corporations like his face in really constructing extra housing provide.
CBC Information: The Home24:20The damaged system and the way to repair it
The spectre of ‘renoviction’
For a lot of the pandemic, Nova Scotia positioned a ban on the observe of “renoviction” — the place landlords evict purchasers with a purpose to undertake renovations, permitting them to lift rents and take away long-standing tenants. However, as Adele Martell describes, as quickly because the ban ended, she and her two sons as soon as once more confronted the specter of being pressured from their rental dwelling.
Martell tells The Home about her expertise, and provincial NDP MLA and housing critic Suzy Hansen discusses how her get together proposes to resolve the issue of unaffordable housing.
CBC Information: The Home11:09The spectre of ‘renoviction’