As the hockey world continues to cope with the aftermath of the Stanley Cup Final loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, many athletes, like the NHL, are looking to find more affordable accommodation to help them through the tough times.
In a recent report on the Canadian Hockey League, the National Hockey League Players Association and the NHLPA, the league and players expressed their concerns about the state of accommodation in Canada and the need for an increased number of housing options for players.
The report also said the league, along with many of its members, have been unable to secure any affordable housing.
The players’ union is calling for an increase in affordable housing options, including community-based units for athletes.
As of last week, the NHL Players Association said it was working with the NHL on a “housing for players” initiative.
“The NHLPA is hopeful that the NHL will work with the National Basketball Association and other leagues to address this issue and increase housing options available for players,” said the union in a statement to CBC News.
“This issue is not just a financial one, but also a social one, as we need affordable housing for our players.”
As well, the Players Association has expressed concern about the lack of affordable housing in the Vancouver area.
“A few months ago, the Vancouver Board of Trade, which represents some of the NHL’s most prominent and influential owners, issued a call to action to increase the number of affordable homes for players in Vancouver.
They recommended building more affordable housing to help meet the needs of the local community,” said a statement from the Players Alliance.
The Players Association is currently holding its first-ever executive board meeting to discuss its recommendations.
“We’re really excited about the potential of the initiative and hope that other players, players’ associations and cities will work together to make sure that we get the housing that we need for our athletes,” said Alex Poulin, president of the Players’ Alliance.
The Players Alliance said it has been in contact with the Canadian Housing Corporation, which is the national housing agency for the country, to find out what additional housing options are available in the country. “
As we look to the future of the game in Canada, we really need to be looking at what’s affordable, what is needed, and what can we do to support the players, the clubs, the organizations that we’re part of.”
The Players Alliance said it has been in contact with the Canadian Housing Corporation, which is the national housing agency for the country, to find out what additional housing options are available in the country.
“To the extent there are any new housing options being developed, it is very much in the best interest of the players to have them,” said Poulins.
The issue of affordable rental housing in Canada has also been brought up by some NHL players.
“If we could find the resources to find a place that was affordable, we would be very happy,” said Dustin Penner, a goaltender with the Anaheim Ducks.
“I’m a big believer in making the most of what we have and finding the best place for players to be, and we’re trying to do that right now.
We have a really good team in Vancouver and a lot of good people who are helping us out there, and I think it’s important to have that in the back of our minds.”
According to the Canadian Association of Realtors, Canada has one of the lowest vacancy rates of any country in the world.
According to a survey by Realtor.com, Vancouver was ranked No. 2 among the top 50 cities in terms of rental vacancy rates.
In terms of affordability, Vancouver is No. 3 in terms with median home prices in Canada.
According the Vancouver Economic Commission, a group of real estate professionals, more than 70 per cent of all rental properties in Vancouver are owned by corporations.
“There is an overwhelming desire among the players for affordable housing,” said Penner.
“It’s just so important for them to have a place to live.”