Tag Archives: BC Housing

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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Central Park tent city washed out

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

Picture a homeless encampment in a public park. The rains and recent snow have transformed most of the lawn into a massive puddle. The number of tents in Victoria’s Central Park has decreased since last fall, but there were still 45 of them on December 15th. One was sitting on a pallet, which raised the floor above the water, but the neighbouring tents are all in water.

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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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Vancouver buying emergency housing for homeless people

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

Vancouver city council voted Thursday to spend up to $30 million to buy or lease hotels, apartment buildings and single-room occupancy hotels to quickly provide housing after a spike in homelessness caused by COVID-19 restrictions.

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Election 2020: What can the government do about tent cities

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

The BC Liberals are calling for an immediate end to the tent cities that have sprung up in Campbell River, as well as larger cities like Vancouver and Victoria

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