Vancouver loses more social housing

The pace of gentrification, high numbers of homeless and loss of social housing in Vancouver has been staggering and continues to move forward as we get closer and closer to the 2010 Olympics, despite promises made by the city to create more social housing.

Unfortunately, the long term residents and families of Little Mountain, some of which have been in the community for 30+ years, have been unable to escape what seems to be the norm in Vancouver. Little Mountain has been boarded up and around the few remaining families that refuse to leave as developers wait to tear it down to make way for market value homes.

Please let your Vancouver/Canadian representatives and officials know that this is unacceptable and that we demand social housing, not only here in Vancouver, but across Canada. The housing crisis has gone on long enough. Thank you to the residents of LIttle Mountain for helping to create this video.

Please check out the blog… for more information on Little Mountain.

Tor Sandberg

Tor Sandberg

Tor Sandberg is the program director for rabbletv. When Tor was 8 years old, the two schoolyard bullies, Allen and Roger, made up a mean little ditty about him. “Let’s tear Tor in the Northwest...