Prepared by Jean Swanson, CCAP, Jan, 2009 – Contact 604-839-0379 When talking about what kind of housing we need in the Downtown Eastside, many people say we need housing that is affordable to low income people, or to the working poor. But we don’t have an agreed upon definition of who these people are or […]
Speakers from the Downtown Eastside Women Centre Power to Women Group, DTES Neighbourhood House, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Carnegie Community Action Project, as well as lawyers David Eby and Douglas King of Pivot spoke on the issue at a news conference at Pigeon Park. The changes to the police plan include removal of […]
Robert William Sandford lives in a small town in the Rocky Mountains. Long-time residents of his town are being forced out of the community because wealthy people are buying houses and condos there, and it is becoming too expensive for local people to live in their own homes. Sandford was so distressed and angry at […]
On February 12th, 2009 the much awaited decisions from a Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution hearing arrived and delivered a monetary blow to one of the worst landlords in the DTES. Dispute Resolution Officer Mr. Howell awarded to the former tenants of 2131 Pandora St. monetary awards for their loss of property and aggravated damages. This […]
Last month, Dave D, Jean, Hendrik, Rolf, William, Dave and I delivered a letter from CCAP volunteers to the owners of an upscale bistro on Alexander that had poor-bashing restaurant reviews on their website about DTES residents. In the letter we said “we know you didn’t write these articles, but linking them to your website […]
Subject: Condo Development in the DTES Attention :Alison Higginson, Project Facilitator, Development Services. “”A growth process that benefits only the wealthiest minority and maintains or even increases the disparities between and within countries is not development. It is exploitation.”” (The Cocoyoc Declaration-1974) Dear Ms Higginson, I write to you in support of the opposition of […]
Click Here for CCAP Report on DTES Hotels April 2008 Nearly half of the privately owned residential hotel rooms in Downtown Eastside are closed, in grave danger of being closed, or unavailable to people on welfare because their rents are too high.
Mayor Sullivan takes credit on his website and in speeches for the creation of 3000 new homes in Vancouver. CCAP took a closer look at his numbers and presented this at the December 12, 2007 Council meeting. Exaggerating housing gains and minimize housing losses is a typical pattern where Olympics and other hallmark events happen […]