David Eby, the provincial minister responsible for housing, told reporters Monday that a memorandum of understanding between the provincial government and Victoria council formalizes a commitment to find indoor shelter for people living in parks and other outdoor areas by the end of April. https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2021/03/23/homeless-camps-an-issue-that-has-long-roiled-victoria-may-soon-disappear/ Continue reading Homeless camps, an issue that has long roiled Victoria, may soon disappear
The Qualicum Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society is pleased to work with the Community on a much-needed housing project in our Community. We believe our proposed development, The Residences at Qualicum Station, located in the Town of Qualicum Beach align with the need for safe and affordable housing in our town. Continue reading Qualicum Beach Affordable Housing Project Update
From the State of Homelessness in Canada 2016. For the full report visit: https://homelesshub.ca/sites/default/files/SOHC16_final_20Oct2016.pdf Continue reading Homelessness in Canada in one infographic
For many people in this tent city, B.C.’s fentanyl-poisoning overdose crisis, which has claimed far more lives than COVID, is of greater concern than the pandemic. https://vancouversun.com/news/postpandemic/pandemic-magnifies-challenges-of-being-homeless-our-people-here-are-just-trying-to-survive-from-day-to-day Continue reading COVID-19 pandemic magnifies challenges of being homeless: ‘Our people here are just trying to survive from day to day’
On any given night in Calgary, roughly 3,000 people are homeless. Many of those who experience homelessness suffer from physical and mental health challenges including addiction and trauma. In 2008, the city launched a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. While it didn’t achieve its ultimate goal, it did lead to a 32 per cent … Continue reading The toughest cases of homelessness: Is there a way out?
Neither these catastrophic outcomes nor the misgivings of police themselves have produced an answer to the obvious question: How should society handle these kinds of incidents? If not law enforcement, who should intervene? https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/12/cahoots-program-may-reduce-likelihood-of-police-violence/617477/ Continue reading An Alternative to Police That Police Can Get Behind
This means identifying a young person’s needs and connecting them with services that will help them stay in school, get the counselling they may need and ultimately, help them be resilient young adults. Continue reading Program preventing youth homelessness launches in the Okanagan
Almost 70 percent of them were food secure in one month. On average, the cash recipients spent a total of three fewer months in a shelter than those in the control group. After one year, cash recipients reduced their spending on alcohol, drugs and cigarettes by an average of almost 40 percent, challenging “the widespread … Continue reading Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.
The average condo sells for more than $375,000. Average lot sale price are in excess of $300K. Even scraping together the funds to enter the home ownership market is remarkably difficult – and rental prices are hefty as well. Continue reading OPINION: More affordable housing a necessity in Parksville Qualicum Beach area
Last Friday, 12 people moved into the first cluster of little sleeping cabins on a Duncan parking lot. The eight-foot-by-eight-foot rooms have a window, a door, a plug, an electric baseboard heater and a bed. Another two clusters are in progress. Cost: a little less than $7,000 a cabin. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-bcs-tiny-houses-show-big-promise-for-homeless/ Continue reading B.C.’s tiny homes show big promise for homeless