Some of the four motions, slated for Tuesday’s chockablock council session, simply call on the province to resolve the issues, while others push staff to explore in-house solutions.
Here’s a look at what councillors will be considering.
What to know: There’s a serious shortage of affordable housing in Vancouver, and big homes, fancy townhouses, or even basic condominiums don’t fit every resident’s tastes, budget or needs.
What’s being proposed: Councillor Pete Fry’s motion calls on staff to look at changing the city’s bylaws to permit tiny homes on wheels, fixed foundation tiny houses, and temporary modular shelters. Such structures are already in use in other jurisdictions and Fry said they could be useful here too. Imagine, for example, one, two or even three tiny homes built in the backyard of a single-family residence.