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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2018
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Carnegie Action Project to release its tenth annual housing and hotel report

 

Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories – On Monday, March 12, the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) will release its 10th annual housing and hotel report, Crisis: Rents and Rate of Change and in the Downtown Eastside. 

What:  Press conference
When: Monday, March 12, 1 pm
Where: In front of the Balmoral Hotel, 159 E. Hastings

Every year CCAP goes to every privately owned and run single room occupancy hotel and records rents and vacancy information. CCAP also analyzes information about new housing being built in the neighbourhood, how much of it low-income people can afford, and what impact government policies are having on homelessness.  

Attend the press conference to find out:

  • How many units of low-cost housing did the Downtown Eastside (DTES) lose last year?  
  • What are average rents in privately owned and run Single Room Occupancy Hotels in the DTES?  
  • How many new units of welfare rate housing opened in the DTES last year?  
  • How much do residents who rely on the welfare rate of $710 a month have left after paying the average rent?  
  • What is the ratio of an unaffordable market and social housing being built in the DTES to affordable low-income housing?
  • What can governments do to end the DTES housing crisis?  


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About Carnegie Community Action Project
The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is a project of the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association. CCAP works mostly on housing, income, and land use issues in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver so that the area can remain a low-income friendly community. CCAP works with English speaking and Chinese speaking DTES residents in speaking out on their own behalf for the changes they would like to see in their 
neighbourhood

Media Contact
Lenée Son, CCAP Coordinator

604 729 2380Email: lenee@carnegieaction.org
Phone: 604-828-7183

Lama Mugabo, CCAP Organizer
Email: lama@carnegieaction.org
Phone: 604-715-9565

Jean Swanson, CCAP Volunteer
Email: jean@carnegieaction.org
Phone: 604-729-2380




Our mailing address is: 
Carnegie Community Action Project
401 Main Street, Unceded Coast Salish Territory
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7
Canada

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