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Since When Did Decent Basic Housing Become Only For The Rich?

Basic housing is a human right.

Photo by Paul Kapischka on Unsplash

My wife and I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We bought our first house in 1974, paying $37,000 for a small 3 bedroom home in the suburbs. Now, 40 years later, that small home has a market value of around $1.3 million. What happened? When did affordable housing 40 years ago become out of reach for many of today’s…

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Michael Trigg

Michael Trigg

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