Coquitlam Bylaw evict couple from their riverside cabin

2021-01-26T16:01:34-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Coquitlam Bylaw told Sharon and Sid they would come today, January 21, to throw away their belongings and that tomorrow, Wednesday, January 26, their home will be bulldozed. Sid and Sharon do not want to leave their home in the midst of the double crises of Covid-19 and homelessness.

“They’re pushing us all out!”: Low income tenants speak out against landlord’s evictions and abuse

2021-01-26T16:35:52-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Residents of Cityviews Village, a low-rise apartment building that was recently purchased by a private investment company, are speaking out against rampant abuse and intimidation by their landlord and building manager. Their landlord is using any means necessary to begin clearing out low income tenants so that rents can be raised.

Surrey tenants and supporters resisting unlawful eviction with bailiffs at the door

2021-01-26T16:31:10-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

On the morning of January 11th at 10am, the bailiffs showed up at Natasha and Brandon's door, carrying a writ of possession. Eviction Defence Network organizer Listen Chen said, “The landlord, Top Vision Realty, got the eviction notice by lying about notifying the tenants about the hearing. Now they got a writ of possession by lying about the tenants hearing. This is an illegal eviction.”

Displaced from Wesley street, homeless people to rally and fight back against city and police

2021-01-26T16:42:03-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Former Wesley strip residents are calling a press conference for December 8th to speak out against the violent displacement by cops and by-law after a fire in the camp. A rally and march to City Hall will take place afterwards.

Tenants take action against a Surrey slumlord

2021-01-26T16:13:49-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Jonathan is a long-term resident of the low-income neighbourhood of Whalley in Surrey. His health has deteriorated through years of fighting against his slumlords. We’re holding the Province of BC, the City of Surrey, and his landlords responsible for the hardship Johnathan has endured.

BREAKING: Bowing to protest, Coast Mental Health drops its unlawful guest ban in Maple Ridge supportive housing

2020-12-04T19:35:48-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Residents of supportive housing successfully forced Coast Mental Health to drop its deadly ban on guests, but the struggle to abolish supportive housing is far from over.

Fearing a worse repeat of the springtime death wave, supportive housing residents demand: “Bust the guest ban!”

2020-12-04T19:35:09-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Residents and loved ones of three supportive housing buildings operated by Coast Mental Health in Maple Ridge held a rally to demand an immediate end to the renewed building-wide ban on guests.

“TD Takeover” occupation of Surrey modular housing ends in mass arrests

2020-08-19T14:14:26-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Yesterday homeless activists and supporters barricaded themselves in a wing of Nickerson Place modular housing, known as the "TD mods" to the local street community. The occupation lasted six hours, ending with the Surrey RCMP arresting 23 people without warning.

Homeless activists occupy Surrey modular housing being demolished for condos

2020-08-19T12:37:35-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , |

Homeless activists and supporters have occupied Nickerson Place modular housing, known as the "TD mods." They are protesting its closure and redevelopment as luxury condos and demanding permanent, low-income housing.