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Final Report: Community Review of the Draft Vancouver Agreement

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
City of Vancouver
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
27
Collections: 
Summary: 
This paper reports on key findings from public meetings held in the Downtown Eastside during September 1999, where input from community into the draft Vancouver Agreement was given. Community input emphasized the need for action rather than more discussion and cynicism at the government's ability to fund new and existing programs. Community members also emphasized the need for their input into decision-making as equal partners.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; community health and safety; development; community capacity building

Downtown Eastside Community Monitoring Report Spring 1998

Publication type: 
Annual Report
Agency: 
City of Vancouver
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
26
Collections: 
Summary: 
Profiles the Downtown Eastside in 1998. Includes information about city initiatives; population; low income housing and real estate sales; major development; social indicators; community services
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; income assistance; low-income housing; real estate; development; liquor licenses; crime; fire; emergency shelter; public school; community centres; day care; mental health; community health; traffic

Reports for Public Discussion Related to the Downtown Eastside

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
City of Vancouver
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
268
Collections: 
Summary: 
Includes six reports considered by Vancouver City Council: "Downtown Eastside-Building a Common Future"; "A Program of Strategic Actions for the Downtown Eastside" (identifies short-term objectives); "Background Paper on Drug Treatment Needs in Vancouver"; "Housing Plan for the Downtown Eastside, Chinatown, Gastown and Strathcona"; "Victory Square Area Concept Plan"; "Gastown Land Use Plan".
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; community building; drug addiction; drug-related crime; SROs; drug treatment; Chinatown; Gastown; Strathcona; social housing; market housing; Victory Square

Change in the Downtown Core: SRO Stock 1970-1994

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
The Housing Centre Community Services Group City of Vancouver
Date: 
1995
Pages: 
83
Collections: 
Summary: 
Details changes in SRO stock in the downtown core of Vancouver from 1970-1995. In this time period the stock shrunk by 43%, most of these lost in the 1970s. At the same time non-market housing in the region increased. However the combined SRO and non-market housing stock decreased by 11% in the total time period. Includes alphabetical listing of rooming houses and residential hotels 1970-1995.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; SRO; single room occupancy; non-market housing

British Columbia's Strategy for Affordable Housing

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Sponsor: 
British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
29
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Summary: 
Describes British Columbia's five-point strategy for affordable housing, including build partnerships to broaden participation; reduce land costs; increase affordable ownership; expand affordable rental housing; and promote housing for individuals with special needs.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; British Columbia housing policy; affordable housing

Report of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside/South Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
BC Mental Health Society
Sponsor: 
BC Mental Health Society; Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service
Date: 
1993
Pages: 
79
Collections: 
Summary: 
Finds that there are 200 people with serious mental health problems in the downtown core who are not receiving any services. Makes recommendations with implications for mental health services and a wide range of other community service agencies. Reiterates pressure to improve housing in the DTES.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; mental health; needs assessment

The Time is Now: The 1998 Alternative Federal Budget

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA); Cho!ces: A Coalition for Social Justice
Sponsor: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA); Cho!ces: A Coalition for Social Justice
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
49
Collections: 
Summary: 
Reviews the 1998 federal budget and suggest alternatives toward greater equality in Canadian society. With regard to housing policy, recommends non-profit and cooperative housing, and further that the management of federal housing programs be transferred to these community-based organizations. Additionally recommends a National Housing Retrofit Program and a National Information Centre for Housing Alternatives.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; federal government housing policy; federal government budget; social and economic human rights; social services; poverty; tax reform

Native Women's Transition Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Native Women's Transition Centre
Date: 
1997
Pages: 
12
Collections: 
Summary: 
Describes the Native Women's Transition Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Includes information on the project history, client profiles; management profile; description of special projects and volunteers; financial profile; and overall philosophy.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; native housing; Winnipeg; women; transition centre; Aboriginal

Healthy Communities Yearbook 1993-1994

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
BC Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Sponsor: 
BC Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Date: 
1994
Pages: 
65
Collections: 
Summary: 
Evaluates the 'health' of BC communities. Focuses on issues including affordable housing; alcohol and drug use; community planning; economic development; employment; environment; culture/youth/elders; health information; mental health; multicultural relations; safety and security; transportation/traffic safety; and youth.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; health; healthy communities; access to services; BC Healthy Communities Network; affordable housing

British Columbia Housing Management Commission Annual Report 93/94

Publication type: 
Annual Report
Agency: 
BC Housing (Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing)
Sponsor: 
BC Housing (Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing)
Date: 
1994
Pages: 
28
Collections: 
Summary: 
Includes presentation letters; message from the Minister; Mandate; Highlights; Programs and Activities; Organization; Future plans; Financials; and Provincial offices.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; BC housing; British Columbia housing policy; British Columbia Housing Management Commission; BCHMC

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