“The IIO is blocking our access to justice”: Family of man murdered by RCMP call on Attorney General to join their fight against police brutality

2021-04-30T11:53:49-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: |

The family of Kyaw Din, who was killed by RCMP officers in 2019, is calling on Attorney General David Eby to join them in their efforts to get justice for Kyaw. They call on the IIO to overturn its unjust decision to exonerate the police officers and refer Kyaw's file to the Crown for prosecution.

Investor-landlord hires bailiff to evict low-income, disabled man

2021-04-30T11:41:22-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

Curtis Lachance, a low-income man living with disabilities, was evicted by a bailiff yesterday for failure to pay rent that he's already paid. His family believes that his landlord violated human rights law in their treatment of Curtis and is looking into filing a complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

“They’re pushing us all out!”: Low income tenants speak out against landlord’s evictions and abuse

2021-01-26T16:35:52-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

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.

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.

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.

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.”