The fourth annual Homelessness Action Week is coming up October 11 - 17. This year add your voice to the call for a national, affordable housing strategy at www.stophomelessness.ca.
Four Metro Vancouver mayors including Surrey mayor and council are supporting this intiative.
Also, check out the calendar pages on the website to see what is happening in your community. Volunteers are needed for Project Homeless Connect events.
Vancity staff really stepped up to the plate in 2008 and volunteered at Connect events in Surrey and Vancouver. In case you missed it, here is a link to the video Kate made in Surrey last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc1ctmQfjYA
ABOUT THE HOUSE:
This house is a true gem, in an unbeatable location. It is 3 bdrm house 1/2 block from Trout Lake, 1 block from Commercial Drive, 4 blocks from Broadway skytrain.
It has a big kitchen with dining area, a large living room, a yard, laundry and good storage space. We'll have a great organic garden in the backyard and we're SO close to the farmers markets at Trout Lake.
The whole place was freshly renovated about a year and a half ago, and is clean, fresh and full of light.
We just moved into the house April 1st, so we're still in the process of making it home. We're really excited about it. It's an excellent space.
You would be living with 2 women, 32,34 y.o. Both love to cook healthy, yummy, organic almost 100% vegetarian food. I am a long time Commercial Drive resident, who has spent much of the last year in Nicaragua. I do contract work for environmental organizations in marine conservation. I work from home 1 or 2 days a week depending on what I'm working on. I do a lot of outdoor sports (snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, rockclimbing, hiking, etc), play the guitar and do yoga. I love having friends over for dinner, a cuppa tea or for a movie.
Robin is a 34 year old ESL instructor and Counselling student. She gardens, cycles, reads, does yoga, dances, and cooks. She's also done some work for environmental organizations and is our chief gardener! She's fun, clean and a great roomate because likes to share her baking and gourmet soups.
We like to use all-natural cleaning products in the house and keep everything as natural, comfortable and simple as possible.
A peaceful, warm, positive, sharing, clean, natural environment to live in is important to both of us.
Rent is $575 plus utilities.
If you're interested, please send an email with the following info:
- What you do for work and play
- Whether you can provide us with a previous landlord reference
- Eating/cooking habits
- Any other lifestyle information that you think we should know
- - if you have a pet and what he/she/they are like.
Sorry, no couples or cigarette smokers please!
I voted for the olympics. I wanted them to come. I liked the idea of 'inviting the world to Vancouver' and I also figured it was a good motivator to get different levels of government to commit funding to infrastructure.
This just came into my inbox, and sounds urgent enough that I wanted to pass it along:
DTES Housing and Homelessness Action: Piccadilly Hotel Eviction - write a letter by Tuesday! CC it to CCAP [the Carnegie Community Action Project] (email@example.com) for our files:
Bad news. The Piccadilly Hotel will evict its tenants this coming Wednesday, February 28, 2007. City inspectors say it's not up to code and it needs to shut down because the owner is not fixing it up. This is the perfect time for the City to use its bylaws to protect the last housing before homelessness.
This is just ridiculous. Look at this cover of 24 Hours. The header says 'Bubble trouble?' but there is no article about the housing market or the bubble, just a generic photo of construction and the line 'Is the housing bubble about to burst? Experts say that while meteoric price hikes have subsided, the housing market is in no threat of crashing anytime soon.'