Hundreds are set to gather in Downtown Vancouver this afternoon to send a message about the ongoing affordability crisis.
Christina Gower with the Affordability Action Hub says her group is looking for movement on four points: housing affordability, housing security, eliminating legal loopholes exploited by speculators, and increasing supply.
She feels the affordability crisis is starting to have consequences on the local economy.
“In Downtown Vancouver, the businesses can’t hire people that are low-paying wages that ordinarily are able to live in the city and they can’t anymore and businesses are folding because of property taxes and [they’re] not able to open because they don’t have staff and really our communities are dying.”
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