affordable housing

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

 

Maureen Brown is taking the Township of Langley to court over her eviction from a house the Township bought to tear down near the LEC. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township denies any attack on tenants fighting eviction

Claims of assault are false, court documents say

 

Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue say they won’t leave despite an eviction letter dated for April 30, 2021. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township renters take fight to delay eviction to courts

They’re asking for a delay and more help finding new housing

 

Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue say they won’t leave despite an eviction letter dated for April 30, 2021. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Renters refuse to leave Langley Township-owned home in face of Friday eviction notice

They’re holding out for a Tenancy Branch hearing scheduled for early May

Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue say they won’t leave despite an eviction letter dated for April 30, 2021. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
An agreement between the City and the Langley Lions Housing Society would set out income and age requirements for the new Birch replacement building (Langley City image)

Langley Lions housing project gets go-ahead from City council

An eight-storey structure will replace the fire-gutted original Birch building

An agreement between the City and the Langley Lions Housing Society would set out income and age requirements for the new Birch replacement building (Langley City image)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Attorney General covers housing, homelessness and justice reform in Surrey Zoom

‘I think it would be really great to hold some sessions in Surrey,’ Eby says of legislative assembly

British Columbia Attorney General David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
VanVlack family of Whalley has been evicted from their townhouse after neighbour complained about special needs child making too much noise. (Submitted photo)

Whalley family evicted, says neighbour complained child with special needs is too noisy

Tenants advocacy group staged rally Wednesday on behalf of family of six

VanVlack family of Whalley has been evicted from their townhouse after neighbour complained about special needs child making too much noise. (Submitted photo)
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LETTER: Langley resident laments loss of housing dreams for youth

Canadians have to rethink about equality in light of economic disparities

  • Mar 5, 2021
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Maureen Brown and her roommates asked for help finding a new place after the Township bought the home they’ve rented for the last few years. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Renters facing eviction from Township-owned house ask for aid

The locals were helped by a tenants right group

Maureen Brown and her roommates asked for help finding a new place after the Township bought the home they’ve rented for the last few years. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The cold weather has prompted a need for shelter space for Langley’s homeless. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Extra beds in shelters as cold hits Langley’s homeless

Hotel-based housing is helping to ease the need for shelter space

The cold weather has prompted a need for shelter space for Langley’s homeless. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Former City mayor Peter Fassbender heads up the society working to create 98 units of affordable housing on church-owned land. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley church’s affordable housing project takes big step forward

There is just one more approval needed from Township council

Former City mayor Peter Fassbender heads up the society working to create 98 units of affordable housing on church-owned land. (Langley Advance Times files)
Artist’s impression of the six-storey rental development planned to replace the West Country hotel in Langley City on the 20200 block of 56th Avenue, as seen from the community park on Michaud Crescent (Pennyfarthing image)

LETTER: What’s affordable rent in Vancouver is not the same as in Langley

The math on the rent formula for a downtown development doesn’t work for a local letter writer

  • Jan 4, 2021
Artist’s impression of the six-storey rental development planned to replace the West Country hotel in Langley City on the 20200 block of 56th Avenue, as seen from the community park on Michaud Crescent (Pennyfarthing image)
An architect’s rendering of the proposed apartment building planned by Christian Life Assembly. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Church plan for affordable housing moves forward

The 98-unit apartment building will be debated after a public hearing

An architect’s rendering of the proposed apartment building planned by Christian Life Assembly. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Government drives up cost of affordable housing

An Ottawa developer digs into building costs after reading about Langley’s new affordable housing

  • Dec 4, 2020
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Rents range from $1,000 for a studio apartment up to almost $2,000 for a family townhouse at Emmaus Place, built as affordable housing. (Langley Advance Times files)
Rents range from $1,000 for a studio apartment up to almost $2,000 for a family townhouse at Emmaus Place, built as affordable housing. (Langley Advance Times files)
A rendering of the planned seniors housing apartment complex. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Hospital Foundation plans seniors housing in Murrayville

The project will make 30 per cent of units affordable, if approved

A rendering of the planned seniors housing apartment complex. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Former City mayor Peter Fassbender heads up the new society to create almost 100 units of affordable housing on church-owned land. (Langley Advance Times files)

Church housing society seeks feedback from Langley residents

CLA Housing hopes to build almost 100 units of senior and family housing

Former City mayor Peter Fassbender heads up the new society to create almost 100 units of affordable housing on church-owned land. (Langley Advance Times files)
Pastor Kristen Steele and Steve Trummler of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in front of the new four-storey seniors housing building that sits on church land. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley church ready to welcome tenants to seniors housing project

The construction of Emmaus Place was finished ahead of schedule

Pastor Kristen Steele and Steve Trummler of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in front of the new four-storey seniors housing building that sits on church land. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Pastor Kristen Steele of the Valley Lutheran Church spoke Nov. 13 about the congregation’s long-awaited affordable seniors housing project, now under construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Affordable housing for Langley seniors to open by early 2021

Emmaus Place is a partnership between a local church and goverment agencies

Pastor Kristen Steele of the Valley Lutheran Church spoke Nov. 13 about the congregation’s long-awaited affordable seniors housing project, now under construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)