Vancouver Homelessness

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...