On March 1st, bylaw officers seized Shiloh Cheyanna Ghostkeeper’s belongings, including the tent, bedding, and warm clothes she needs to survive winter nights on the streets of Surrey. The community is organizing to stop the street sweeps.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
By occupying the TD mods and evicting Lookout Society, our movement is taking for ourselves what the government, property developers, and the non-profit poverty industry will never and can never give us: housing that we control ourselves.
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.
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 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.