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Strathcona Park tent city residents respond to provincial encampment guidelines, demand an end to displacement and return of unceded land

2020-08-19T10:52:15-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Residents of Camp K.T. tent city in Strathcona Park call for all three levels of government to prioritize safe permanent housing for all over government sanctioned tent cities, an end to the cycle of displacement through laws and by-laws that criminalize poverty, and repatriation of unceded Indigenous land.

City of Surrey orders tent city residents off empty lot, back to alleys and doorways

2020-08-19T10:50:53-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

On the morning of Wednesday June 24th, which is welfare cheque issue day, Surrey Bylaw officers returned to Whalley World Tent City and delivered a threatening eviction notice.

“We’re taking back the Strip!” Surrey’s newest tent city resists displacement

2020-06-24T09:01:14-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, News Releases|Tags: , |

Residents named the new tent city "Whalley World" in honour of the low-income neighbourhood that the City of Surrey is trying to rebrand and sell off to developers. People are tired of watching luxury condo towers go up while their friends are evicted to the streets, and they are fighting back!

“We don’t need more condos”: Whalley residents rally against gentrification 

2020-06-24T08:51:49-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, News Releases|Tags: , |

On Saturday June 20th, residents of Whalley are rallying on 135A Street, the former site of the tent city known as the Surrey Strip, against Mayor McCallum’s plan to push low-income residents out of the neighbourhood and hand Whalley over to the rich.

Tent city residents call for support to oppose Supreme Court-stamped displacement

2020-08-19T11:01:12-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

On Saturday June 13th, residents of CRAB Park tent city and their supporters will mount their street defence against the court-ordered displacement of more than 100 homeless people who have made a home at the inner city park since the recent displacement of Oppenheimer Tent City.

Homelessness and COVID-19 continue to endanger the DTES community, despite “success” at Oppenheimer Park

2020-08-19T11:12:46-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

DTES community members call a press conference to debunk the “success story” of Oppenheimer Park tent city's eviction, highlighting the thousands who are still homeless and the community's ongoing vulnerability to COVID-19.

Supportive housing residents to speak out against BC Housing

2020-08-19T11:19:06-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , |

Supportive housing residents from throughout Metro Vancouver call a press conference to speak out against the policy of BC Housing-contracted supportive housing operators to ban all guests from their buildings. They say, “Banning guests is killing us quicker than COVID.”

“It feels like a death sentence!” Landlord threatens to evict tenants in the midst of the pandemic

2020-06-24T08:57:40-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, News Releases|Tags: |

After living in their apartment for seven years, Michelle and her partner are facing an imminent eviction. Their building was sold at the end of March for $3.4 million. "They want to throw us out in the middle of a pandemic with no time to find a place," says Michelle.