Housing and Homelessness

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)

BC Housing CEO to step away after recent attacks on unhoused people, threats to himself

“I no longer have confidence I can solve the complex problems facing us”

 

A homeless tent camp in 2019. (File photo/Terrace Standard)

Origin of Terrace homeless population confounds city council

Annual homeless count could be expanded into Thornhill next year

 

Terrace city hall was proposed by staff as the best option for an overnight homeless camp. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)

Terrace city hall proposed as site for overnight tent city

City hall front lawn “the most logical place” for outdoor shelter space

 

Fire as seen by a morning commuter. (Submitted photo/ Trent West-Johnson)

Fire impacts Terrace encampment by CN railway tracks

“I noticed the entire camp was on fire going by,” says morning commuter.

Fire as seen by a morning commuter. (Submitted photo/ Trent West-Johnson)
Provincial mental health and addictions minister Sheila Malcolmson is in charge of expanding housing for vulnerable people across B.C. (Hansard TV)

Housing for the most vulnerable proposed for Terrace

Dedicated service being expanded across the province

Provincial mental health and addictions minister Sheila Malcolmson is in charge of expanding housing for vulnerable people across B.C. (Hansard TV)
Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. First Nations call for new approach to homelessness after Prince George drops tent city case

Regional Chief Terry Teegee called for “humane, evidence-based approaches” to homelessness in Prince George

Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Reacting to a Supreme Court ruling on Feb. 25, Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations said, “By continuing to target the unhoused, Prince George leadership have betrayed their commitments to reconciliation.” (Photo by Tom Fletcher)

B.C. First Nations applaud defeat of Prince George tent city injunction

B.C. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee called the ruling a ‘win for First Nations and human rights’

Reacting to a Supreme Court ruling on Feb. 25, Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations said, “By continuing to target the unhoused, Prince George leadership have betrayed their commitments to reconciliation.” (Photo by Tom Fletcher)
North Coast tenants in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat will be able to access expanded BC Rent Bank services for emergency assistance with rent and utilities through a new centralized homelessness prevention program, the Elizabeth Fry Society announced, on Nov. 23. (Photo: Langley Advance Times files)

BC Rent Bank program keeps tenants in homes with the heat on

A centralized homelessness prevention program expands to the North Coast

North Coast tenants in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat will be able to access expanded BC Rent Bank services for emergency assistance with rent and utilities through a new centralized homelessness prevention program, the Elizabeth Fry Society announced, on Nov. 23. (Photo: Langley Advance Times files)
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

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

B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo
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)
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
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)