Homelessness

March 8, 2007
The Center for Pan-African Development in South Florida, have created the Take Back the Land project and have set up the Umajo Village shantytown in protest of the lack of affordable housing. You can...
Keywords: Article , Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, News, United States
February 25, 2007
The BC government called their recently announced 2007 Budget the housing budget but many critics including the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives are asking where's the housing? Some highlights...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
February 18, 2007
The government of Alberta has created a Alberta Affordable Housing Task Force to look at solutions to homelessness and rent subsidies. The task force is going to travel across the province and visit...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, Homelessness, Housing, News
February 17, 2007
According to research done by the PIVOT Legal Society (Link removed - No longer exists) and the Carnegie Community Action Project, one in five open lodging house rooms in Vancouver have been sold or...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
January 7, 2007
In November, women who use the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) asked the centre to be remain open after regular hours and act as a shelter for homeless women. With the help of volunteers, the...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, News, Organizing, Women, British Columbia
January 6, 2007
Government officials in Victora traditionally host a New Year's Levee when the public are invited into the main government building for food and beverages. For the past nine years, poor people and...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
January 6, 2007
In November, Toronto marked the 500th death of a homeless person at a monthly ceremony by adding names to a stark memorial in front of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church that lists the names of people...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, Ontario
January 6, 2007
Vancouver mayor, Sam Sullivan, has launched the Project Civil City (Link removed - No longer exists) to address "public disorder." According to the mayor the goals of the project are to eliminate...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia
November 18, 2006
The Anti-Poverty Committee and their supporters have launched a housing campaign to force all levels of government to deal with the growing homelessness crisis in Vancouver. Over the past month, APC...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
November 15, 2006
On the National Day to End Homelessness, the Victoria Ad Hoc Committee to End Homelessness and the Community Solidarity Coalition helped support a squat in an abandoned building in downtown Victoria...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
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