Declaration of the DNC Committee on Homeless Shelters about Sequel 138

The DNC Committee on Homeless Shelters is against this condo
development project known as Sequel 138 on the 100 block of east
Hastings. We believe that the gentrifying pressures of this condo
project will lead to increased homelessness from rents being driven up
in the neighbourhood and lack of affordable food and services for the
low income population of the DTES. We feel that these new condo
residents will displace the current population, will complain about
the food lines, and the homeless shelter population, and the very
existence of the shelters, and attempt to eliminate or relocate these
services.

We feel that only 100% social housing at welfare rates on this site
will allow the nearby homeless shelter population to have any hope for
safety, dignity and self determination.

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2 responses to “Declaration of the DNC Committee on Homeless Shelters about Sequel 138

  1. Pingback: Downtown Eastside residents sound the DISPLACEMENT alarm | The DTES is not for Condo Developers

  2. Pingback: Downtown Eastside residents sound the DISPLACEMENT alarm | The Mainlander

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