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Podcast
Jun 22, 2016

Impact of Airbnb on rental vacancy rates

Redeye
Karen Sawatsky says there are over 1,000 entire units being used exclusively for short term rentals in Vancouver and that this is contributing to the city’s rental housing crisis.
Activist Toolkit

Taking action to end homelessness

3 Minute Action
BC and Toronto have had a record number of homeless deaths in 2014 and disturbing numbers in 2015. Act to stand up now
Podcast
Apr 23, 2016

UN report slams Canada for homelessness crisis

Redeye
A coalition of 30 housing advocate groups from across Canada went to Geneva in February to speak before a UN human rights committee. Kenneth Hale was part of the delegation.
Podcast
Dec 21, 2015

rabble radio year end: Times of change

rabble radio
Karl Nerenberg reflects on the results of the election of 2015, we say goodbye to Meagan Perry, and visit a project to raise awareness about homelessness.
Podcast
Dec 15, 2015
Street vendors

Vancouver police crack down on street vendors

Redeye
Many of the city's poorest residents survive by street vending on Hastings Street. Now they have been moved off to back streets as part of a long campaign to move low-income people out of the area.
Blog
Dec 3, 2015

December: A new month, a new opportunity

Jen Halsall
From microtargetting potential supporters in election campaigns to the pressing need for a national housing strategy, our bloggers kick off December with a range of creative and nuanced topics.
Podcast
Oct 25, 2015

Death in a Dumpster: The Musical

Redeye
Death in a Dumpster is based on a short play by renowned anti-poverty activist and author Sheila Baxter. It's been written, composed and performed by a group of street-involved youth.
Blog
Sep 30, 2015
Photo: Skil Fibber/flickr

Ten things to know about homelessness in Canada

Nick Falvo
Efforts to enumerate persons experiencing homeless have generally been spotty, but it is reasonable to assert that homelessness in Canada saw substantial growth in the 1980s and 1990s.
Podcast
Sep 20, 2015

DTES residents dying at eight times the national average

Redeye
A UBC study following residents of single-room occupancy hotels over four years found that the risk of dying from chronic health conditions was surprisingly high, especially for mental health issues.

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