VICTORIA — Media and local officials took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tiny Homes Village in Victoria, which is set to receive its first 30 occupants on May 12. https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/inside-victoria-s-tiny-homes-village-made-of-converted-shipping-containers-1.5408034 Continue reading Inside Victoria’s Tiny Homes Village made of converted shipping containers
Tomiczek says she lost her rental suite in Chinatown after a serious bout of pneumonia prevented her from working. She moved into the Howard Johnson last spring, one of 78 residents who now live in the facility leased by BC housing and operated by Our Place Society. Continue reading From opportunities to challenges: A closer look inside one of Victoria’s ‘homeless hotels’
It was with a heavy heart this week that Julian Daly, executive director of the Our Place Society in Victoria, decided to pen a commentary in the Times Colonist calling for involuntary care for a small subsection of people with severe psychiatric disorders who are experiencing homelessness. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/should-people-with-severe-mental-illnesses-and-no-home-be-forced-into-treatment-1.6007637 Continue reading Should people with severe mental illnesses and no home be forced into treatment?
In an attempt to strengthen supports for mental health and substance use, mayors from both cities met with attorney general and housing minister David Eby and mental health minister Sheila Malcolmson this week. Continue reading Mayors call on B.C. to create housing pilot for homeless with complex needs
Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness and a developer are joining forces to raise $500,000 to convert 30 shipping containers into a temporary “tiny homes” village in the CRD. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/developer-coalition-pitch-tiny-homes-for-homeless-using-shipping-containers-1.24251777 Continue reading Developer, coalition pitch ‘tiny homes’ for homeless in Victoria