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.

Save Surrey’s first and only street-run centre!

2021-01-04T17:42:46-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , |

We need your help to keep the Whalley Centre open! We have to raise $1000 in monthly donations or $12,000 in one-time donations by December 31st to have the financial confidence we need to renew our lease and pay rent for the next year.

Whalley People’s Resource Centre Founding Statement

2020-12-21T13:07:02-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , |

The Whalley Centre is run by and for the community: people surviving on the streets, warehoused in shelters, and incarcerated in supporting housing. The founding declaration explains the need for a street-run space in the face of police repression, government neglect, and social worker control.

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.

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.

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.