A few years ago, when I was doing research for my book, A NEW WAY TO LIVING, I was struck by the number of houses and condos being demolished by the Canadian government.
I wondered how they could afford to build more and more houses and condominium buildings, when we were already running out of space to house people and the supply of land was so limited.
In the mid-1980s, when the federal government launched a major housing plan called the Vancouver Plan, it was clear that the only way to build a large enough amount of housing was to demolish all of the existing houses and buildings.
But this plan didn’t go far enough, as the city of Vancouver was facing an unprecedented flood of empty homes.
There was a huge backlog of housing in the city, and the city needed a way to get people into those empty homes, especially in the midst of the crisis.
To fill this gap, the Vancouver government created a new program to provide temporary housing to people who could no longer find permanent housing in their own communities.
I was stunned by the numbers.
By the end of the year, there were some 30,000 homes still empty, and there were about 1.5 million people living in households that had been evicted.
The city’s housing crisis was worse than ever.
But, instead of building the homes and condos that the city was desperately needed, the government began to demolishes homes and condos that weren’t in need of repair.
The Vancouver Plan had done its job, but the government had created a massive new program that wasn’t providing adequate housing for those people who needed it most.
The plan had not delivered the promised housing, and this created a real risk for the city.
As a result, the city decided to end the program.
The effect of this change was to create a new set of guidelines, called the Residential Tenancies Code, which were intended to reduce the number and size of homes and other condominium properties demolished in the future.
These guidelines also required developers to pay homeowners for their lost land and replace the homes with permanent housing, as well as to provide support to those who were unable to move out of their homes.
The result of this new system was a dramatic reduction in the number, size and types of homes that were demolished in Canada.
The new system has been lauded by the developers who were affected by the Vancouver plan and by many who had previously been impacted by it.
But it has also created a lot of controversy.
While the city’s code was designed to provide permanent housing for people who were already living in their homes, there was also a big push to get rid of the idea of a residential tenancy.
It was clear to many that this was a bad idea, and developers were quick to change their business plans to focus on new properties.
It is true that the new rules did provide some certainty to developers, and they were able to find new buyers for their properties.
But the new residential tenancy rules were also a major barrier to people moving out of the neighbourhoods where they had lived for years.
For example, developers who had developed properties in downtown Vancouver were unable or unwilling to offer residents a place to live for at least a year, because they could no long offer the same amount of homes in the new housing.
Developers were also unable to offer the kind of security that they had previously enjoyed with the new condo rules, such as affordable housing, a bank account or even a monthly rent check.
Developers who had been able to sell their properties to buyers on the open market had their homes demolished in a major setback to their ability to continue to build their businesses.
As many as 15,000 properties in Vancouver were demolished between 1996 and 2002, and almost 10,000 were abandoned or were foreclosed on.
According to a report from the Canadian Housing Federation, these were the homes that had the highest rate of evictions: About 70% of the homes demolished between 1994 and 1998 had been for more than five years, and more than 60% of them were single-family homes.
As an example, the average cost of a single-room occupancy apartment in Vancouver for that time period was $2,622, which was a little more than the median household income of $45,924 in the United States.
So many people were facing the prospect of being forced to sell homes and moving out because they were no longer able to afford the housing they were already renting.
A key concern was the lack of support for people with a history of homelessness, particularly those who had lived in their units for a long time and had been homeless for many years.
Many of the people affected by this demolitions were people who had experienced homelessness before and had tried to move into permanent housing.
When people with chronic mental health issues were evicted