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.

Block the closure of Surrey’s “TD mods,” fight for tenant-run housing

2020-08-17T23:58:35-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , , |

In the midst of a global pandemic and spiralling economic crisis, Surrey is demolishing one of its few non-market, welfare-rate housing developments.

BC Housing closes Surrey modular housing building as homelessness and COVID-19 rates surge

2020-08-17T16:33:53-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , |

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.

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.”

Q&A about Red Braid and the Stewart Squat

2020-05-11T15:59:38-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, Public Statements|Tags: , , |

In response to the Stewart Squat, Red Braid received questions and critiques from Indigenous youth and others who support the struggles of low-income Indigenous and working-class people against the forces of colonialism and capitalism. We’ve been going through posts and comments, grouping them under some themes, and have responded here.

Breaking: Stewart Squat launches in Vancouver’s DTES!

2020-08-19T11:20:32-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , , |

On April 17, homeless and underhoused residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside took over a vacant school building, launching the latest #SQUAT2SURVIVE action: the Kennedy Stewart Squat!

COVID-19 is gender violence and the Hothouse Squat is a safer space

2020-05-02T12:43:44-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , |

Homeless and low-income women have established a wing in the Hothouse Squat as a space for women’s community, solidarity, and collective struggle against patriarchal power and violence, which has increased during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 + Colonization = Death

2020-04-03T15:29:09-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , , |

To survive COVID-19, we have to protect Indigenous spaces. We have to protect our physical spaces where we can see and care for each other. We have to defend all our relations against being controlled by building managers, surveilled by police, and killed by colonizer violence.

Hothouse Squat Founding Declaration

2020-04-04T13:21:02-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , |

#SQUAT2SURVIVE COVID-19! Unhoused and underhoused communities seize the vacant North Surrey Recreation Centre in Surrey Centre to create and fight for homes safer than the streets, shelters, and modular housing that are becoming COVID-19 hothouses