Surrey tenants and supporters resisting unlawful eviction with bailiffs at the door

2021-01-26T16:31:10-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

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.”

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.

Tenants take action against a Surrey slumlord

2021-01-26T16:13:49-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

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.

“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.

City of Surrey orders tent city residents off empty lot, back to alleys and doorways

2020-08-19T10:50:53-07:00Categories: News Releases|Tags: , |

On the morning of Wednesday June 24th, which is welfare cheque issue day, Surrey Bylaw officers returned to Whalley World Tent City and delivered a threatening eviction notice.