homeless housing

Homeless activists had their camp at city hall dispersed on June 1. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Activists arrested camping at Maple Ridge city hall not charged

Ivan Drury called actions by police, bylaws on June 1 ‘very heavy handed’

 

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

 

Maple Ridge Resistance are planning to hold a housing rally in Maple Ridge on June 1. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge housing rally planned for early June

Protesters expressing displeasure at lack of housing and overdose prevention sites

 

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen takes part in an update on the COVID pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on October 27, 2020. The City of Vancouver says it has purchased a former hotel at a major thoroughfare that can house about 65 units to accommodate homeless people. A joint news release by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and city says 2075 Kingsway, Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver, will be ready for accommodation this November. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen also announced a $51.5 million Rapid Housing Initiative for Vancouver that is expected to create 135 new affordable homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Vancouver hotel to be converted to 65 units for homeless people by the fall

The former Days Inn on Kingsway will be ready to house people in November

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen takes part in an update on the COVID pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on October 27, 2020. The City of Vancouver says it has purchased a former hotel at a major thoroughfare that can house about 65 units to accommodate homeless people. A joint news release by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and city says 2075 Kingsway, Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver, will be ready for accommodation this November. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen also announced a $51.5 million Rapid Housing Initiative for Vancouver that is expected to create 135 new affordable homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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LETTER: Bad apples ruining social housing for all

Writer critical of system that penalizes law-biding residents over homeless who break the laws

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Royal Crescent temporary modular homes opened in October 2018 with 53 studio suites. (The News files)

LETTER: Critical of Liberal candidates comments on supportive housing

Aspiring Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows MLAs should know there’s more to aiding homeless than shelter

  • Oct 18, 2020
Royal Crescent temporary modular homes opened in October 2018 with 53 studio suites. (The News files)
The Garibaldi Ridge facility for homeless people on Burnett Street. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Are supportive housing facilities working in Maple Ridge?

Candidates for MLA discuss Royal Crescent and Burnett Street sites

The Garibaldi Ridge facility for homeless people on Burnett Street. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Youth homelessness is a very real issue for many young people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and many community leaders and stakeholders have been working towards a solution. Friday, Sept. 18, the provincial government joined in the efforts. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media files)

Province joins in bid to house Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows youth at risk

BC Housing comes to table in a collaboration with stakeholders striving to secure supportive housing

Youth homelessness is a very real issue for many young people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and many community leaders and stakeholders have been working towards a solution. Friday, Sept. 18, the provincial government joined in the efforts. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media files)
Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Stop passing the buck on tent camps, Horgan tells municipalities

Victoria, other cities advised to enforce their own bylaws

Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack has highest rate of homeless women in B.C.: advocate

The FVRD homeless count results this week show that 40 per cent of Chilliwack homeless are women

Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

More housing, subsidies urged for B.C. poverty reduction plan

Survey respondents want family options, and ‘not just in the ‘hood’

A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)