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From tent city to affordable housing – 58 W Hastings Street in Vancouver

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It’s been used for a tent city twice, a community garden, a street market and informal overdose prevention site, and for an emergency  medical unit during the early days of Vancouver’s overdose crisis. Now construction of  badly-needed social housing for the Downtown Eastside, promised in 2016,  is set to start at 58 W. Hastings St. 

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Moving into the Seniors Village

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

People have either moved, or are moving, into all four new units at the Cortes Island Seniors Village.

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Affordable housing is within reach for British Columbians

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Affordable housing is within reach for British Columbians with a manageable amount of government investment, says a housing expert.

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decades of housing policy caused the affordability crisis

Editor’s note: In a previous interviewSue Moen from the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness said the roots of our current real estate crisis are in decades of housing policy. The following broadcast, from Vancouver Co-op Radio, explores this idea in more depth.

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For Vancouverites, the drastic increase in unaffordability in the city only became an issue in the last 15 years, but an urban affairs reporter says the crisis has its roots in decades of housing policy.

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Affordable Housing: Vancouver Church preparing to redevelop

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A church that has provided services to homeless and precariously housed people in the Downtown Eastside for over a century is preparing  to redevelop the property it owns at 320 E. Hastings Street. First United Community  Ministry plans to partner with Lu’ma Native Housing Society to build an  11-storey building with seven floors of housing and four floors for  First United’s social programs.

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