homeless housing

Rod McKenzie 9right), Comox Rotary president, provides a cheque of $10,000 for the shipping container home project, as he is joined by Charlene Davis (centre) and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society’s Sue Finneron. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay shipping container homes could be model for B.C.

Fourth site opened Saturday, and there are plans to keep building

 

The remaining tenting sites for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be winterized. (File photo)

Duncan tent sites for the homeless to be winterized

Only two in five sites left in active use

 

Police escorted residents of a homeless encampment on Wesley Street to and from the site to collect their belongings Thursday and Friday following a fire that destroyed several tents and ignited a number of propane tanks. The encampment has been permanently cleared and its residents dispersed. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Occupants of Nanaimo’s Wesley Street encampment offered support following fire and displacement

City of Nanaimo permanently clears homeless camp over ongoing safety concerns

 

Shea Smith is one of three creators of The Homeless Idea podcast. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria podcasters talk homelessness first-hand

Three homeless residents created The Homeless Idea to give themselves a voice

Shea Smith is one of three creators of The Homeless Idea podcast. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Campbell River’s emergency shelter is opening again on Dec. 4, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Campbell River Emergency shelter opens today

20 of 22 beds available due to COVID restrictions

Campbell River’s emergency shelter is opening again on Dec. 4, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Over 20 people gathered outside City Hall Friday afternoon to protest the City’s removal of a community tent and showers from Beacon Hill Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Over 20 people gathered outside City Hall Friday afternoon to protest the City’s removal of a community tent and showers from Beacon Hill Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Graham Hughes, front, who ran as an independent candidate in the B.C. provincial election, sits with half a dozen supporters in front of Our Home on Eighth shelter, where Hughes is protesting the way homelessness has been dealt with in Port Alberni, on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Protesters occupy Port Alberni’s shelter

Former election candidate leads sit-in outside to protest homelessness

Graham Hughes, front, who ran as an independent candidate in the B.C. provincial election, sits with half a dozen supporters in front of Our Home on Eighth shelter, where Hughes is protesting the way homelessness has been dealt with in Port Alberni, on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A few dozen residents marched through the streets of Downtown Victoria Oct. 16, calling for affordable and safe housing for all. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

‘Housing for all’ march hits Victoria streets

Route runs from Beacon Hill Park to Central Park, City Hall and the Legislature

A few dozen residents marched through the streets of Downtown Victoria Oct. 16, calling for affordable and safe housing for all. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
John Horn, executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, said tiny homes could help alleviate housing issues in the Valley. (File photo)

Tiny homes could help Cowichan’s housing issues, says housing official

John Horn says homeless need shelter with winter coming

John Horn, executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, said tiny homes could help alleviate housing issues in the Valley. (File photo)
Victoria council will discuss sheltering in parks on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council to discuss using Royal Athletic Park for sheltering again

North Park Neighbourhood Association wants to see a distributed approach to sheltering in city parks

Victoria council will discuss sheltering in parks on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria city council has asked staff to form a bylaw limiting the placement and size of temporary shelters. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria city council requests bylaw restricting temporary shelter size, distance from parks and schools

Council carries motions on temporary sheltering after hours-long committee meeting

Victoria city council has asked staff to form a bylaw limiting the placement and size of temporary shelters. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps hoped to find an alternative that could see Oak Bay Lodge used for short-term housing, but she found little support for the idea at a CRD hospital and housing committee meeting Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD committee rejects plea to revisit temporary shelter proposal for Oak Bay Lodge

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps’ request to find creative way to make it work finds little support

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps hoped to find an alternative that could see Oak Bay Lodge used for short-term housing, but she found little support for the idea at a CRD hospital and housing committee meeting Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Editorial: Housing continuity for Island’s homeless just makes sense

Editorial: Housing continuity for Island’s homeless just makes sense

Doing this in a seamless manner is the best answer

  • Aug 28, 2020
Editorial: Housing continuity for Island’s homeless just makes sense
Victoria city council is recommending that people who have lived in the region for at least a year be prioritized for housing. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria tells newcomers to move to the back of the housing line

Victoria council recommends prioritizing housing for people in the area for at least a year

Victoria city council is recommending that people who have lived in the region for at least a year be prioritized for housing. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Stop passing the buck on tent camps, Horgan tells municipalities

Victoria, other cities advised to enforce their own bylaws

Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Many homeless people would rather continue camping out than move into housing. (Photo by Don Bodger)

OPINION: Homeless housing comes with a price

Public risk outweighs any short-term benefits, real problem overlooked

Many homeless people would rather continue camping out than move into housing. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

CRD explores option to use Oak Bay Lodge for people who are homeless

Motion asks staff to work with BC Housing, Island Health on possibilities

Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Rosebowl Restaurant closed its doors at the end of June, 2020. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Restaurant to be converted into housing for people experiencing homelessness

BC Housing buys popular Campbell River eatery for $985,000 to serve as bridge housing

The Rosebowl Restaurant closed its doors at the end of June, 2020. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
Cynthia Diadick has created a petition to ‘save Beacon Hill Park’ from becoming a tent city as sights like the one pictured become a more common occurrence. (Provided by Cynthia Diadick)

Petition demands Victoria ‘save Beacon Hill Park’

Residents ask City do something to house those camping in Beacon Hill Park

Cynthia Diadick has created a petition to ‘save Beacon Hill Park’ from becoming a tent city as sights like the one pictured become a more common occurrence. (Provided by Cynthia Diadick)
Charlene Davis of Comox Rotary introduces the latest shipping container home at the Maple Pool Campground. Photo by Terry Farrell

Third shipping container home for the homeless arrives in Courtenay

Third of four unveiled at Maple Pool Campground

Charlene Davis of Comox Rotary introduces the latest shipping container home at the Maple Pool Campground. Photo by Terry Farrell