STORY AND PHOTOS BY TIFFANY RITZ | firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison and Luis Tapia say they feel trapped with regards to their housing options. They think that since Calgary’s summer flood, there’s been a lack of options when it comes to finding reasonably priced housing.
“It’s just a lack of choice, and it’s cheaper,” said Madison, when asked why she chose to live in a basement suite.
The couple and their three-year-old daughter live in a basement suite in the quiet urban community of Richmond located off of 26th Avenue in S.W. Calgary. Madison’s mother lives in the upstairs rental suite.