Vancouver Homelessness

An African Friend To Vancouver's At-Risk Youth

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Sissons

We tend to think of charities involving Africans in terms of us providing assistance to them, not the other way around. Yet here is a man who spent part of his childhood in an orphanage in war-torn Uganda, changing young lives on our streets with a message of hope that flows from one powerful realization: Someone values me. I am not alone.

Vancouver Is So Pricey It's Putting People Out On The Street

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

And a housing crash won't fix it.

An Undercover Cop Expected The Worst From Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. He Was Wrong.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Compassion can be found just about anywhere.

► Homeless Man Shares What Little He Has With Stranger

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Homelessness is a longstanding and serious issue in Vancouver. But living in one of the world's most expensive cities means it's easy to feel like you...

Homelessness Cuts Life Expectancy In Half: Vancouver Report

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - He was a wily character with a bright personality, known for philosophical musings as he sold flowers from the streets of downtown Vancouv...

Hotel Resurrected As Supportive Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A former Vancouver hotel has been officially reopened as an interim supportive housing for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Accor...

'Heaven Or Hell'

CP | Rebekah Funk and Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - To outsiders, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside could be considered an intimidating place, where some backalleys are strewn with syringes an...

The Losing Battle Of Vancouver Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's housing affordability keeps on dropping, and it seems that nothing politicians have done can stem the tide. Vancouver's average monthly...

In Vancouver: Homeless and Desperate for Help

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Impact
Jody Steinhauer

Despite all my work with the homeless in Toronto, I had never seen such a concentration of people so desperate for help. There were crowds huddled in doorways purchasing and injecting drugs openly. I was scared. And I was ashamed that I was scared amongst the people I had always tried to support.

Homeless Fines?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The City of Vancouver is looking to massively increase penalties for certain bylaw violations, a move that one activist blog says amounts to a "fine f...

A Changing Downtown Eastside

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Herb Varley measures the transformation of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by the trendy cafes, upscale grocery stores and high-priced salon...

WATCH: Homeless Problems Bad All Over Canada

NFB | Oisin Curran | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada British Columbia

From the NFB, Here At Home is an interactive documentary offering a look inside At Home, a radical experiment to end chronic homelessness. Led by the ...

Vancouver Sued Over Homeless Ban

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver bylaws that prevent people from sleeping on streets, in parks or on other city properties are unconstitutional, the Pivot Legal Society clai...

Facing Rental Eviction? Here's Some Help

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver renters facing the prospect of eviction may get some temporary relief from a "rent bank" launched by the city this week. The Vancouver R...