The next issue of The Toronto Sun Headline News will soon be in your inbox. Any of you who happen to live near Strathcona Park or have recently gone by its growing homeless encampment have likely concluded the people living in … “Over the past three years, the province has invested $225 million in capital funding to address homelessness in Vancouver.”. A community tent has also been installed on the northeast side of the camp to provide additional Indigenous supports. "We're in hurry-up mode and we will have an opportunity for everyone who wants to come off the streets to do it within the 10-week window," Iveson said at a news conference Tuesday. The solution suggested from both the campers — some of whom include activists with homes — and Strathcona residents who continue to complain about crime and their safety is unsurprising: more housing. Is the Strathcona Park homeless camp in Vancouver here to stay? She criticized the “flagrant waste of money” for something that could have been done for far less. government and its housing arm — B.C. Then along came the Strathcona encampment. Police have since stepped up patrols downtown and in Strathcona, and council recently approved a drug injection site to operate out of a city-owned building at 1101 Seymour St. Peace Camp first set up tents in Dr. Wilbert McIntrye Park at the beginning of September before moving three blocks north to Light Horse Park under the city's threat of eviction. You can unsubscribe anytime or. Jim Karygiannis’s ward, which is where the Delta Hotel is located, had a chance to voice their concerns about the temporary shelter at a town hall meeting that was held virtually. John Coupar and a statement from the park board all made that clear to me last week, as anyone studying this issue, or simply going for a walk in their neighbourhood, has concluded for decades. B.C. File photo Mike Howell Mayor Kennedy Stewart says city staff are close to securing hotels, rental buildings and shelter space to provide accommodation for some of the estimated 750 people living on the street in Vancouver. Housing — along with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health and non-profit housing providers secured almost 700 spaces in Vancouver for people in temporary accommodations. Unsubscribe anytime or, Sign up for our free email newsletter so you’re always in the know. LEVY: Lease extended for downtown hotel shelter. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. that said this: • “The Provincial Health Officer has released a set of guidelines to aid camp organizers and local governments in responding to the COVID-19 health risks for people living in encampments. Temporary housing for homeless in old Toronto hotel leads to safety concerns. The finger, as it has been for decades, continues to be pointed at the feds, who according to the mayor aren’t following through on their $40-billion, 10-year national housing strategy announced in November 2017 to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent in Canada. This cannot be ignored and we cannot succumb to fear. “If we don’t secure the wraparound services for this housing from the province by the end of November, the federal money goes away,” said Stewart, noting he spoke Tuesday to Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister responsible for housing, and deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland about the requirements needed to secure the funding. They say problems range from finding dirty needles on the property to shelter residents urinating on the flower beds and some allegedly accosting those who live in the condo building. Terms and conditions | Copyright © Business in Vancouver. 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