The city of Vancouver is looking at the issue of vacant homes and has expressed interest in building a website to allow people to report vacancies.
“We’ve all heard people asking why Vancouver is so expensive and telling us to look at all these empty houses. It’s a persistent question, so let’s get to the bottom of it and find out,” Coun. Kerry Jang said on Sunday.
Jang said he often receives feedback from frustrated residents blaming vacant homes and prospective foreign owners on Vancouver’s high housing prices, but the city is unsure whether those claims are justified and to what extent.
Jang said he personally is unsure whether those claims are true or not.
“That’s what we’re trying to find out,” he said.
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