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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.