Housing and Homelessness

The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)

Sustainable Clothing Project aims to keep clothing out of landfill, help people in community

Unsold clothing from thrift stores gets distributed to people and families who need it

 

Lisa George, left, and other volunteers with the Grassroots Homelessness Coalition set up the trailer and awning used in their pop-up warming centres in the spare lot beside the Port Alberni Friendship Center in early December 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY GRASSROOTS H. COALITION)

Vancouver Island charity ransacked right down to the soup bowls

More than $5,000 worth of supplies stolen from Alberni’s Grassroots Homelessness Coalition’s trailer

 

Heavy snow does not meet the criteria for extreme weather shelter operations. Mirror File Photo

Heavy snow does not meet criteria for Campbell River extreme weather shelter opening

Trigger point for shelter is prolonged temperatures below -5 degrees

 

Shelves for extra supplies and belongings at the Kwesa Place facility in downtown Campbell River. The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a more permanent and accessible solution. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Storage project goal not to encourage use of stolen carts – proponents

Coalition modelled idea off similar projects across B.C.

Shelves for extra supplies and belongings at the Kwesa Place facility in downtown Campbell River. The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a more permanent and accessible solution. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a partner to help provide cart storage for people who are unhoused in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Coalition to End Homelessness looking for partner to provide cart storage location

Location will help unhoused keep belongings safe and dry throughout the day

The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a partner to help provide cart storage for people who are unhoused in Campbell River. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror
MP Rachel Blaney’s Right to Housing bill would hold the government accountable if they don’t take action on the housing crisis. (File)

Right to Housing bill holds government to account — MP

‘If nobody’s watching, then there is no solution’ — MP Rachel Blaney

MP Rachel Blaney’s Right to Housing bill would hold the government accountable if they don’t take action on the housing crisis. (File)
A student displays his Everybody Deserves a Smile envelope which will be soon filled with necessities and treats and given to people experiencing homelessness in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Blair Waters

Campbell River students bring smiles to people experiencing homelessness

Southgate Middle School taking part in Everybody Deserves a Smile campaign

A student displays his Everybody Deserves a Smile envelope which will be soon filled with necessities and treats and given to people experiencing homelessness in Campbell River. Photo courtesy Blair Waters
MARS’ Assistant Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation Kiersten Shylan is a few weeks away from having to move from her home of four years. Photo courtesy Kiersten Shylan

MARS Wildlife Rehab Manager affected by housing crisis

‘A single, working professional like myself doesn’t have a lot of options’ — Kiersten Shyian

MARS’ Assistant Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation Kiersten Shylan is a few weeks away from having to move from her home of four years. Photo courtesy Kiersten Shylan
North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduces the Right to Housing Bill on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy YouTube

North Island-Powell River MP introduces Right to Housing Bill

Bill would amend Bill of Rights to include right to appropriate and affordable housing

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney introduces the Right to Housing Bill on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy YouTube
BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.
BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.
Gold River is one of the communities that will be included in the rural and remote homelessness survey. John McKinley File Photo

Advocacy groups want rural and remote homelessness data

‘There’s information that we just don’t have at all’ — CRDCEH Coordinator

Gold River is one of the communities that will be included in the rural and remote homelessness survey. John McKinley File Photo
The benchmark home price in Campbell River is up nearly 30 per cent since October 2020. File photo/Black Press

‘No relief in sight’ for home buyers — VIREB

Campbell River benchmark home price up nearly 30 per cent since last year

The benchmark home price in Campbell River is up nearly 30 per cent since October 2020. File photo/Black Press
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Coalition to End Homelessness needs help finding Emergency Weather Shelter location

Shelter funded starting in November, but still need to find a location

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

More than 10 per cent of renters in B.C. report being evicted

Province has highest rate of eviction in Canada — study

B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo
Hama?Elas Community Kitchen will be benefiting from some grant funding. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Laichwiltach Family Life Society gets grant funding for new coordinator positions

Part of $1.02 million in funding for homelessness advocacy in Campbell River area

Hama?Elas Community Kitchen will be benefiting from some grant funding. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

How it feels to be evicted

Home is something that shouldn’t be taken away

Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr
Us and Them is the documentary film that will be screened on Sept. 16. Photo supplied

Coalition to End Homelessness hosting film and panel discussion

Event on Sept. 16 includes discussion with filmmaker, local experts

Us and Them is the documentary film that will be screened on Sept. 16. Photo supplied
Most of Campbell River’s homeless started as youth. File photo
Most of Campbell River’s homeless started as youth. File photo
Kandi Kehler found a new rental for her family, but not without difficulty. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Home again: a happy ending for Campbell River family

Those facing homelessness should ‘speak out’ — Kehler

Kandi Kehler found a new rental for her family, but not without difficulty. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A new report presented to Victoria council July 22 outlines barriers and recommendations to ending homelessness in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Report outlines barriers, recommendations to ending homelessness in Island city

Full-scale transformation required, report says

A new report presented to Victoria council July 22 outlines barriers and recommendations to ending homelessness in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)