What: Protest & News Conference
When: Wednesday, October 25, 3:30 pm
Where: 58 W Hastings, Vancouver
The city is reneging on its promise for 100% welfare/pension rate housing at 58 W. Hastings. Instead of a project that would provide over 300 units to low-income people, they are going with a project that could provide as few as 80 — at a time with record high homelessness. This is happening in spite of the Mayor’s signed promise in August 2016 that the building would be 100% welfare/pension rate, community controlled housing.
Come to the protest and news conference at 58 W. Hastings at 3:30 pm. From there we will march together to the City’s open house at Woodwards to speak out against their plan for a massive health facility and only ⅓ welfare/pension rate housing at 58 W. Hastings.
Our Homes Can’t Wait (OHCW) organizes on the occupied, unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
The Our Homes Can’t Wait campaign and the community vision for 58 W Hastings has so far been endorsed by Carnegie Community Action Project, Carnegie Community Centre Association, The Drug Users Resource Centre, Gallery Gachet, Alliance Against Displacement, Carnegie African Descent Group, Vancouver IWW, COSCO Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of B.C., Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, WAHRS – Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, First United – Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Pivot Legal Society, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, Chinatown Concern Group 唐人街關注組, Chinatown Action Group 華埠行動小組, Aboriginal Front Door, and Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative.
Learn more about OHCW at www.carnegieaction.org/