Victoria’s rental crisis is old news. We all know someone or know someone who knows someone that is trying to find a place to rent, and that search is not easy. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps offered an interesting suggestion to help the crisis.

If people have spare bedrooms, let the homeless sleep there for free. Here’s the full statement.

The plan isn’t as bad as it sounds.

A lot of Victoria’s homeless are workers and students who just can’t find a place to live, because there are not enough rooms. The plan is set up for those homeless. This plan is also a temporary solution, until more rental housing gets made.

The housing crisis has got so bad in Vancouver, this craigslist ad went up recently, before being taken down because it’s insane.


$1,225 for a windowless shed. No thanks.

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