Housing

June 19, 2009
In October 2008, the BC Supreme Court struck down Victoria's bylaw banning people from erecting tents or other structures in city parks. The judge ruled that due to the lack of housing and shelter,...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, News, British Columbia
April 13, 2009
A story in the New York Times investigates how about a dozen advocacy groups around the country are actively moving homeless people into vacant homes, sometimes moving them back into their homes that...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, United States
April 7, 2009
Thousands of people marched to demand government action on affordable housing and homelessness in Vancouver and across BC on Saturday. The march was organized by the Citywide Housing Coalition, a...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
March 30, 2009
In February, the Victoria Times Colonist published a seven part series about the Indigenous housing crisis on the West Coast. The series exposed the poorly constructed houses, overcrowding, mold and...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Indigenous, News, British Columbia
Shared Learnings
March 25, 2009
A project by Raising The Roof, this website offers practical tools, resources and information sharing for frontline staff, managers and volunteers working to address the problem of homelessness in...
Keywords: Online Resource , advocacy, agencies, campaigns, frontline workers, Homelessness, Housing, Housing and Tenancy, initiatives, resources, service providers, Tenants' Rights, Directories, Gateways, All of Canada, Services
March 25, 2009
TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre is an educational charity that provides information about residential tenancy law in BC. They have a newly redesigned website that has information and...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
March 21, 2009
The Saskatchewan government has released the 2009-2010 Budget and unlike many other provinces is predicting economic growth and a surplus. Included in the budget is $12.5 million to adjust shelter...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Housing, News, Saskatchewan
February 1, 2009
On January 30th, the BC provincial government announced that they were investing enough money to purchase or lease fifteen new properties to create and protect social housing across the province. The...
Keywords: Article , Housing, News, British Columbia
January 18, 2009
PIVOT Legal Society and the Carnegie Community Action Project and other housing advocacy groups in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are calling on the provincial Residential Tenancy Branch to impose...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
December 18, 2008
More than 50 pieces of art created by professional artists and community members, including ex-residents are on exhibit on the boarded up windows of the Little Mountain Housing complex. The Little...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
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