The Crummy Cockroach Haven Contest

The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is sponsoring a Crummy Cockroach Haven Contest to identify the SRO hotels with the worst living conditions and pressure the City to make landlords improve them. In 1978, the Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association (DERA) sponsored a Crummy Cockroach Haven Contest. Publicity from the contest helped get the City to pass a Standards of Maintenance Bylaw. Now we need the City to enforce this bylaw.

How to enter:
Print this form and fill it out, or get a copy from the CCAP office on the second floor of the Carnegie (to the left of the stairs). Leave it under the door if no one is there, in the box on the bulletin board or with the security desk.

How to win:

Winners will be chosen on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19th at the end of the SRO TENANT CONVENTION at the Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street, near Jackson Street. Winners MUST be present to win, and will be able to talk to the group about the hotel if they want to. You can only enter once: All your entries will be disqualified if you enter more than once.

Winners will be selected as follows: Each hotel nominated more than once will be put in a pile. A winner’s name will be drawn from the pile with the most, second most and third most nominations. Prizes are $100 for first prize, $25 for second and $15 for third.

Do you live in an SRO? You’re invited to the first-ever DTES SRO Tenant Convention on Sunday, October 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm at the Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street (near Jackson). Free workshops, food, presentations and more.