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 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.
BC Housing is planning to close down 46 units of low-income housing this week, as COVID-19 rates surge and hundreds, if not thousands, of BC renters face homelessness in the coming weeks with the end of the eviction moratorium in September.
The residents of Kennedy Trudeau (K.T.) tent city and their supporters speak out against the amendments to the Parks Control Bylaw that were passed July 14th regarding temporary shelter in parks.
At noon on July 27th, three residents of one of the Coast Mental Health-run supportive housing buildings in Maple Ridge were surprised with sheriffs at their doors and a moving truck outside.
The residents of Kennedy Trudeau (K.T.) tent city and their supporters denounce the proposed amendment to the Parks Control Bylaw regarding temporary shelter in parks. Residents challenge the anti-poor rhetoric, the homeless containment strategy, and demand permanent, adequate housing now, not the increased policing and normalization of homelessness.