HOUSING OR HOMELESSNESS?
A townhall about the condo towers proposed across the street from Raycam
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10
(600 Campbell – 3 blocks south of Hastings)
Stella August, DTES Power of Women group
Scott Clark, Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE)
Hendrik Hoekema, Inner City Economic Strategy
Jean Swanson, Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP)
Karen Ward, Gallery Gachet and Woodward’s Social Housing resident
A major condo development is being planned for the 900 block of East Hastings right across the street from Raycam community centre. City planners are calling it the model that future developments will be based on. But what does it offer the majority low-income people who live in the neighbourhood around it; at the Astoria, Woodbine, St Elmo and Vernon hotels and at the major Stamps Place BC Housing complex behind Raycam?
Will low-income families and individuals get housed there? Will we get shops and services we can afford and that welcome us? Will this project threaten to push low-income people out through higher land values and rents?
This event is urgent because the rezoning proposal for the development is scheduled to be a heard at city hall as early as Tuesday October 16. Submit a comment on the project by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding rezoning proposal at 955 E Hastings. To sign up to speak at this public hearing call 604-829-4238 or email email@example.com
Come to this community dialogue co-organized by ALIVE and the DTES Not for Developers Coalition. These two groups will present different community views about this condo project with panel speakers, background summaries, and question-and-answer discussion.
Highlights to be broadcast by W2TV on Shaw cable 4 and Media Mornings on Coop Radio.