TOPIC: CREATOR NETWORK UNLOCKED

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'I woke up at 3 a.m. to gunshots': Safe and affordable housing hard to find, renter says

Unsafe Spaces is a new CBC Manitoba Creator Network video series by filmmaker Sidney Phommarath. In Part 2, we meet health-care worker Hayley Toews, 25, who says affordable safe housing is hard to find in Winnipeg, particularly for women.
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Gen-Zer says living with parents was once a choice — now it's a necessity

Wasif Haseeb is facing high rents and diminishing hopes of home ownership. While living with parents was once a cultural and financial choice, the 28 year-old says staying in the nest longer is now a necessity for his generation.
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A family from Syria shares their rituals and recipes during the holy month of Ramadan

Mariam Herro, who came to Canada from Syria with her family, says she wants to dispel the notion that fasting during Ramadan is something that has to be endured.
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Unlocked: An inside look at where 20 young Canadians live today

Where do gen Zers and millennials live today? How do they afford housing? Will they ever own a home? Those are the questions at the heart of Unlocked, a new national storytelling series by and for young Canadians.
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'I've faced a lot of discrimination': Being queer and Black has shut doors, renter says

Unsafe Spaces is a new CBC Manitoba Creator Network video series by filmmaker Sidney Phommarath. In Part 1, we meet Tamika Krush, a queer Black femme who has been a target of housing discrimination, they say.
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Recent university graduate says safety is key for trans renters

For many renters, price is usually the top consideration, followed closely by location and amenities. But for people who identify as non-binary or trans, safety is also top of mind. Kian James spoke to filmmaker about their experience renting in Regina for the Creator Network series Unlocked.
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Why settling into my first home felt more like settling

One year after my husband and I purchased our first home, I don’t feel relief but defeat, writes 37-year-old Kevin Shaw. He says housing market struggles have his generation rethinking the relationship between property and success.
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3 roommates, 2 cats, no privacy: A gen Zer's affordable housing solution

Winnipegger Samantha Don is never alone. She lives with three roommates in a house, because that's what they can afford as gen Zers in a tight housing and rental market.
Creator Network

Why emerging artist Lindasson says his Caldwell neighbourhood made him the rapper he is

Hip-hop artist Lindasson shares his story of growing up in an Ottawa community housing neighbourhood as part of CBC's Creator Network and for a new series about the housing struggles and solutions facing young Canadians called 'Unlocked.'
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Meet a B.C. nomad living off the grid on a solar-powered boat

After years of travelling in a van, Simon Stiles decided to live off the grid on a solar-powered catamaran near Gabriola Island.
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Just how cheap were apartments in Montreal?

For CBC's Creator Network, Montreal musician, comedian and TikTok creator Eve Parker Finley looks through old classified ads to see how affordable housing was in this idealized era of Montreal renting.

A shipping container rental property is the first of its kind in Calgary

When Laurenne Mercier was looking to move into her own place in early 2021, she knew that renting a full-sized house would be too much space for her. Then, the perfect property fell into her lap.
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How I manifested my house as a 24-year-old single woman

Claire Fraser bought her home in late 2019 in Dartmouth, N.S.
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From 40K in debt to condo owner: Advice from a Winnipeg millennial who dug themself out

As a multi-job worker and millennial, Maribeth Tabanera dug themself out of debt to become a condo owner. Tabanera shares their tips to avoiding major debt and the stress that comes along with it. Their film is part of Unlocked; Housing stories by young Canadians, a national storytelling series by CBC's Creator Network.
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How I manifested my house as a 24-year-old single woman

Claire Fraser’s story is part of the CBC Creator Network series Unlocked: Housing stories from Young Canadians.
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The pros and cons of moving to small-town Nova Scotia during the pandemic

Writer Gabrielle Drolet found cheaper rent and an idyllic setting in Wolfville, N.S., but the grass isn't always greener.

New short film shows how 2 university students circumvent Vancouver's high rental costs

A local filmmaker working with CBC Vancouver has captured a day in the life of two UBC students trying to make it in a city where, as one of them says, houses "are only for millionaires."
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Abandoned farmyard is a labour of love and a COVID-era affordable home for Saskatchewan family

Restoring a 107-year-old farmyard was a dream come true for Brad and Kendal Parker.

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