A number of people loaned the project large sums of money, at rates as low as 0% interest.Continue reading Rainbow Ridge debt free: All loans can now be repaid
Environment Canada issued sweeping alerts for Vancouver Island this week predicting the coldest weather of the year as arctic air and frigid temperatures descend along its east coast.
Rev. Christine Muise of OHEART — a coalition of nine churches in the region that ran the shelter — has been advocating for a solution for close to a year after the shelter at St. Anne’s church had to close because the facility was inadequate to meet COVID-19 concerns.Continue reading Parksville & Qualicum homeless left out in the cold
People have either moved, or are moving, into all four new units at the Cortes Island Seniors Village.Continue reading Moving into the Seniors Village
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.Continue reading Central Park tent city washed out
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.Continue reading Affordable Housing: Vancouver Church preparing to redevelop