Housing and Homelessness

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

 

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

 

The North Shore Inn is the site of a supportive housing program funded by BC Housing. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Annual homelessness report shows pandemic’s impact in Nelson

Fifty-one people were housed at a local inn because of lack of shelter space

 

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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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

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)
BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge in October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter operators may ask council to keep Old Hardy View Lodge open longer

The extreme weather shelter at is currently slated to shut its doors on March 31.

BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge in October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Boundary Family Services has operated an extreme weather shelter out of Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge since last December. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter nearing capacity amid freezing temperatures

The shelter has beds for 15 people experiencing homelessness

Boundary Family Services has operated an extreme weather shelter out of Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge since last December. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

BC Housings says Grand Forks shelter is working at Old Hardy View Lodge

The housing agency said the shelter had not received any neighbourhood complaints

BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
BC Housing is asking city council for a special permit to operate the Old Hardy View Lodge as a homeless shelter this winter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

BC Housing asking Grand Forks for homeless shelter permit at Old Hardy View Lodge

Council will vote on the permit at a special meeting early next month

BC Housing is asking city council for a special permit to operate the Old Hardy View Lodge as a homeless shelter this winter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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
Gina Burroughs and Darren Pratt of Boundary Family Services presented their plan for a shelter to Grand Forks city council on Jan. 15. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks shelter to host meeting with neighbours

On average, between eight and nine people have been using the shelter every night

Gina Burroughs and Darren Pratt of Boundary Family Services presented their plan for a shelter to Grand Forks city council on Jan. 15. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
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)