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Research / Jul. 16, 2017

The Vienna Model: Innovation in Affordable Housing

Vancouver often ranks alongside the Austrian capital of Vienna in top 10 lists of the world’s most liveable cities. Vienna’s European charm, rich arts and culture scene, low crime rates and excellent public transit all contribute to its appeal. With approximately 60% of Vienna’s population in municipal housing, the city seemingly solved the issue of housing affordability before it began. Conversely, with vacancy rates of less than 1%, Vancouver is deep in the grips of an affordable housing crisis. To solve the issue of affordable housing, can Vancouver look to Vienna’s municipal housing history for new paths forward?

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Press Release / Feb. 16, 2017

220 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver’s First Temporary Modular Housing

The Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is a legally independent agent of the City of Vancouver mandated to deliver new, below-market rental housing on city-owned land through funding from public, private and community partners. In 2016, VAHA announced it was taking the next steps on a new solution for providing temporary housing for low-income residents. 

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