“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.

“We’re taking back the Strip!” Surrey’s newest tent city resists displacement

2020-06-24T09:01:14-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, News Releases|Tags: , |

Residents named the new tent city "Whalley World" in honour of the low-income neighbourhood that the City of Surrey is trying to rebrand and sell off to developers. People are tired of watching luxury condo towers go up while their friends are evicted to the streets, and they are fighting back!

“We don’t need more condos”: Whalley residents rally against gentrification 

2020-06-24T08:51:49-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, News Releases|Tags: , |

On Saturday June 20th, residents of Whalley are rallying on 135A Street, the former site of the tent city known as the Surrey Strip, against Mayor McCallum’s plan to push low-income residents out of the neighbourhood and hand Whalley over to the rich.

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.”

“It feels like a death sentence!” Landlord threatens to evict tenants in the midst of the pandemic

2020-06-24T08:57:40-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, News Releases|Tags: |

After living in their apartment for seven years, Michelle and her partner are facing an imminent eviction. Their building was sold at the end of March for $3.4 million. "They want to throw us out in the middle of a pandemic with no time to find a place," says Michelle.