Comment from Voices: The City of North Van has one of the highest percentages of renters in Metro Vancouver (45.7% from the 2011 census). The drive for development has displaced many and many more will come. Do you think Council should be focusing on housing for existing residents instead of pet projects which are the current focus?
Should new development have a higher percentage of family accommodation (2 or 3 bedroom units)? Is Airbnb impacting the long term rental market? There are more than 300 North Vancouver units listed on their website (https://www.airbnb.ca/). Should the City be regulating short term rentals and working with Airbnb on collecting taxes? Other cities are.
Article in the Globe and Mail:
Cities take aim at Airbnb
Airbnb and other short-term operators are being blamed for reducing housing for renters, reports Sunny Dhillon
Concerns about Airbnb’s impact have spread beyond major cities