Vancouver has been grappling with housing issues, including high prices, limited availability, and foreign investment, since the 1970s. The problem has worsened, with housing becoming increasingly unaffordable. The city's limited land supply and natural beauty exacerbate the issue. Past government programs have failed to solve the problem, leading to a shortage of industrial land and a need for more multiple-family housing. Creative solutions like residential development on light industrial properties and home-sharing are suggested.