Housing and Homelessness

B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo

UBC study finds more than 10 per cent of B.C. renters report being evicted

Province has highest rate of eviction in Canada — by almost 4 percentage points

 

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

 

BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)

‘Disappointed and baffled’ B.C. housing minister warns of tent city in Penticton

Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter could create tent city, says David Eby

 

From left, Paige Van Klei, Alyssa Vlaanderen and Les Talvio stand in the living room of one of the two-bedroom units at The Switchback, a supportive housing building for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vulnerable Fraser Valley youth now have a place to call home, four days before Christmas

The first residents of The Switchback supportive housing for youth in Chilliwack moved in Monday

From left, Paige Van Klei, Alyssa Vlaanderen and Les Talvio stand in the living room of one of the two-bedroom units at The Switchback, a supportive housing building for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Homeless outreach worker Fraser Holland spoke with Christine Johnstone during the March 3 and 4 homelessness count in Langley. Homeless numbers did not change much despite the creation of more supportive housing. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance TImes)

More than 200 remain homeless on Langley streets

The latest Metro Vancouver Homeless Count shows we have the third-highest homeless population

Homeless outreach worker Fraser Holland spoke with Christine Johnstone during the March 3 and 4 homelessness count in Langley. Homeless numbers did not change much despite the creation of more supportive housing. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance TImes)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
Year in Review: Hope on homelessness as supportive housing opens
Year in Review: Hope on homelessness as supportive housing opens
Creek Stone Place program manager Brittany Maple (left) and tenant support worker Carly Aronetz were on hand to welcome the first five residents to the building on Monday, Oct. 28. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Supportive housing for homeless opens in Langley

The first residents began moving in Monday, Oct. 28

Creek Stone Place program manager Brittany Maple (left) and tenant support worker Carly Aronetz were on hand to welcome the first five residents to the building on Monday, Oct. 28. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Pastor Leith White (left) and Patrick Curtis of Wolfe Auto Group handed out Citypaks and blankets to Langley’s homeless this week. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Backpacks, blankets distributed to Langley homeless

A local auto dealer teamed with a church to hand out survival supplies

Pastor Leith White (left) and Patrick Curtis of Wolfe Auto Group handed out Citypaks and blankets to Langley’s homeless this week. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The former Quality Inn is becoming Creek Stone Place, a supportive housing project. (Langley Advance Times files)
The former Quality Inn is becoming Creek Stone Place, a supportive housing project. (Langley Advance Times files)
Harvey Clause, an Abbotsford homeless man and advocate, reflects on a few fatal overdoses over the past few weeks. Clause says grieving while homeless holds distinct challenges with little for privacy and little time to process grief. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Harvey Clause, an Abbotsford homeless man and advocate, reflects on a few fatal overdoses over the past few weeks. Clause says grieving while homeless holds distinct challenges with little for privacy and little time to process grief. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Which one of these guys runs B.C.’s supportive housing policy? Squat organizer Ivan Drury demands housing from NDP leader John Horgan after crashing his campaign event in Maple Ridge, May 2017. The B.C. government is leaving thousands of people on its waiting list while it rushes to satisfy squatter demands. (Michael Hall/Maple Ridge News)

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority

Which one of these guys runs B.C.’s supportive housing policy? Squat organizer Ivan Drury demands housing from NDP leader John Horgan after crashing his campaign event in Maple Ridge, May 2017. The B.C. government is leaving thousands of people on its waiting list while it rushes to satisfy squatter demands. (Michael Hall/Maple Ridge News)