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

2020-12-04T14:29:56-07:00Categories: 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!”

2020-12-02T22:31:32-07:00Categories: 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.

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.

Strathcona Tent City Residents speak out against Parks Board Control bylaw enactment

2020-08-19T10:20:55-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

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.

Sudden mass evictions of supportive housing building in Maple Ridge

2020-08-19T10:25:19-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

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.

Strathcona Tent City residents to speak out against new anti-“camping” Parks Board Bylaw

2020-08-19T10:30:51-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

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.