“Our government is committed to providing the housing with supports vulnerable people in our community need so no one is forced to live outside in unsafe conditions,” Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, said in the release. https://www.straight.com/news/province-buys-beleagured-patricia-hotel-two-other-dtes-properties-to-house-strathcona-park Continue reading Province buys beleagured Patricia Hotel, two other DTES properties, to house Strathcona Park campers, others
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.
Encampments that begin as well intentioned places for people with nowhere else to go deteriorate into unhealthy, dangerous and — to outsiders — unsightly squats. Vancouver’s Strathcona Park is the latest in a long list of places to follow this well worn template. https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/no-home-city Continue reading Homelessness: A miserable cycle
Nearly two years ago, philanthropist and builder Peter Wall met with the newly elected Vancouver mayor, Kennedy Stewart, and presented a plan to build close to 200 housing units in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, specifically for the most desperately in need. https://vancouversun.com/news/daphne-bramham-philanthropist-peter-wall-offers-a-homeless-solution Continue reading Philanthropist offers a homeless solution