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Vancouver seeks to alleviate homelessness

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  and rebroadcast over the Oct 30, 2020 edition of Cortes Currents.

Vancouver’s City Council has been passing a number of motions to alleviate the city’s homelessness crisis since May. But for those on the street or in tent cities, those motions haven’t translated into changes in their living conditions.

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Low income families: don’t expect radical reforms from the NDP

“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter and rebroadcast over the Oct 30, 2020 edition of Cortes Currents.

Although Premier Horgan’s $10-a-day childcare pledge would be a game-changer for many, Simon Fraser University’s Stewart Prest said other important issues — renters rights, welfare rates, homelessness and drug laws — got sideswiped off the election campaign stage by COVID-19. The political scientist in Vancouver said people hopeful for radical reforms from the newly elected B.C. New Democrat majority government should probably brace for some disappointment.

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Strathcona Park tent city: Problem or community?

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

One evening this August, Peter Portuondo was stabbed in the arm when he attempted to block a man who was not welcome at the Strathcona Park  tent city in Vancouver’s east side. 

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Direct cash transfers can lift people out of homelessness

“The Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter and broadcast in the October 30th, 2020, edition of Folk U Radio.

How can society help folks experiencing homelessness? A new study based in the Lower Mainland shows that one of the solutions can be simple—just give folks direct cash transfers.

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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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