Coun. Andrea Reimer says she's been evicted for the 11th time
A Vancouver city councillor who has devoted much of her political career to the housing file has learned that she's going to lose her home.
Coun. Andrea Reimer told Global B.C. News that she returned from an overseas trip earlier this week to learn that she's being evicted.
It's the 11th time that Reimer has lost her home—she has until February to find a new place to live.
It comes as rents for new places appear to be on the increase.
One of the challenges of the Vancouver housing market is that there just aren't enough places for all the people who want to live in the city.
As a recent video (below) from the Seattle-based Sightline Institute shows, a shortage of housing units in cities is contributing to rising rents and urban sprawl.
The latest numbers from B.C. Stats show that there was a net inflow of 19,137 people into B.C. in the three-month period from April 2017 to June 2017.
Of those, 14,103 were international immigrants. The largest source from other provinces was the 3,514 migrants from Alberta.
That was up dramatically from the net inflow of 12,075 people in the first three months of 2017.