City-Wide Housing March
Saturday July 26th
Meet 138 E Hastings, 1PM
End the evictions, empower the people.
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish territories
The housing crisis has never been worse in Vancouver – the year 2014 marks the largest homeless population ever recorded in the our city’s history.
The number of Indigenous people and seniors on the streets is rising and the crisis is city-wide. Landlord greed continues to go unchecked, leading to unprecedented evictions and renovictions across the city. Developer land-grabs are the norm, with real-estate profits now off the charts. Indigenous communities, Metis, people of colour, poor and working people, women, LGBT* communities, and low-income families, are the worst affected by this housing crisis.
For years developer-backed housing policies in Vancouver have caused the continuous loss of affordable housing across the city. We need to join together to say no more. The City has the power to regulate demolition permits, withhold renovation permits and to stop gentrification through zoning decisions. We need action now.
- Adequate and healthy living conditions for all
- Stop Gentrification in its tracks: protect all affordable neighborhoods in Vancouver
- Yes to Municipal Rent Control, No to Renovictions: withhold construction and renovation permits for landlords who renovict
- Build at least 1,000 units of social housing per year in Vancouver, at least equal to the 1980s. We also demand a real definition of social housing at rates low-income people can afford. We demand resident-controlled social housing instead of policed, institutionalized supportive housing
- End Housing Racism and all forms of tenancy discrimination, including discrimination based on mental health, addictions, citizen status, gender identity and other forms of landlord discrimination
- Homes not Jails: Funding for housing, not for prison expansion
- Address the root causes of poverty: low wages, low welfare rates, and housing exploitation
Organized by: VANDU Education Group / Endorsed by: BC Social Housing Alliance, Raise the Rates BC, Streams of Justice, Rising Tide, DTES United, Save Heather Place, Left Front, Carnegie Community Action Project, The Mainlander, No One is Illegal, Pivot Legal, PACE, SWUAV, Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society – WAHRS, BC Association of People on Methadone, SNAP, EIDGE, DTES Neighbourhood Council, Cinema Politica (UBC), UBC Sociology Students’ Association, Downtown East Village Pride, Alliance for People’s Health, Philippine Women Centre BC, Our Community Our Plan! (Grandview-Woodlands), Sanctuary Health, Aboriginal Front Door