Housing

August 10, 2007
As the Olympics approaches, the need for the government to tackle homelessness becomes greater and greater. The current housing boom, driven by the market, neglects low income people, who do not...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
August 7, 2007
In July, women in the Downtown Eastside challenged Vancouver City council members to a House Swap. In a (Link removed - No longer exists) letter, the Power to Women group challenged the councillors...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Women, British Columbia
August 1, 2007
Last week, Rich Coleman, the BC Minister for Housing, announced in a Vancouver Sun article ("B.C. targets homeless with Riverview Project") that he planned to turn the old psychiatric institution,...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, News, British Columbia
June 26, 2007
A joint draft response (in PDF) released today by the City of Vancouver's Housing Centre recommends that council and other levels of government immediately endorse the recommendations set out in...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
June 5, 2007
On Sunday June 3rd, hundreds of women, trans people and their allies marched through the streets of Toronto to a vacant building. Four Women Against Poverty Collective members had already entered the...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Women, Ontario
April 6, 2007
The BC Government has announced that the province plans to build 996 affordable housing units. The province is purchasing ten Single Room Occupancy Hotels in Vancouver and one in Victoria, as well as...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, British Columbia
April 5, 2007
Nunavut Residential Tenancies Act (in PDF)
Keywords: Article , Bilingual, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Nunavut
March 28, 2007
In the last couple of months Vancouver has seen a lot of protest against the social and financial costs related to the Olympic Games (see No2010 and 2010Watch). Last week the PIVOT Legal Society and...
Keywords: Article , Housing, News, British Columbia
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
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