Rupert vacancy rate in the double digits

The apartment vacancy rate in Prince Rupert at the end of April went down by more than one per cent compared to last April’s numbers, but the city still has the second highest vacancy rate in the province behind only Kitimat, which experience a more than 20 per cent reduction in its vacancy rate.

According to numbers released by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, apartment vacancy in Prince Rupert sits at 14.3 per cent, down from 15.4 last year. However, the vacancy rate in both one and two bedroom apartments went up.

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