Families are being pushed out of Vancouver, and many employers say they can’t keep their employees because of a lack of affordability in this city. "Affordable" is something we hear about all the time, but what does it really mean? The fact is it is within the city's power to define what affordable means in Vancouver. The city's current definition of affordable does not reflect the reality that Vancouver residents face.
Since 2014 the Vancouver Greens have been calling on the city to adopt the standard of 30% of a local area's median income as "affordable".