City of Vancouver Housing and Homelessness Strategy

There is a report coming to Council Tuesday July 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm for presentation.
Agenda: http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20110726/regu20110726ag.htm

Report will be referred to Thursday July 28, 2011 at 9:30 am to hear from speakers –
Agenda: http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20110728/csbu20110728ag.htm

Report: http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20110726/documents/rr1complete.pdf

For more information see http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/housing/

STIR Rental Housing Program

Link to page with STIR media release and history
The Short Term Incentives for Rentals (STIR) program has been very controversial since the current Vision Vancouver-dominated Council approved it in June 2009 in response to the financial crisis. The program waives fees and parking, and provides density bonusing for developers to produce market rentals at an estimated average cost of $100,000 per unit, without any guarantee of affordable rents. NSV is on record as being opposed to this program.

Links for Opinion and Information

Deconstructing STIR: Vancouver’s Tax-Cuts-for-Developers Housing Strategy

The Ugly Story of Short Term Incentives for Rental


West End Neighbours

Residents’ Association Mount Pleasant

Short Term Incentives for Rental Housing (STIR) [City of Vancouver]

NSV Letters on STIR Rentals (April – June, 2009)