January 23, 2013 by Carnegie Community Action Project
SOCIAL HOUSING NOW!
Facing the housing crisis in BC
A Campaign rally to make social housing a BC election issue
Tuesday February 5
7:oo – 9:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay meeting room (350 W Georgia St)
On Tuesday February 5 a new broad-based social housing coalition will launch a major campaign to make social housing a central issue of the
upcoming BC provincial election. Come join the campaign rally in the main VPL meeting room to hear voices from communities throughout BC facing the housing crisis.
The campaign rally for SOCIAL HOUSING NOW will feature speakers from the grassroots Stands for Social Housing that are held in communities around BC every Saturday. There will also be researchers, advocates and experts on the housing crisis and its social housing solutions, and representatives of the communities hit hardest by the market housing crisis – Indigenous people, women and single mothers with children, migrants and especially those with temporary or no immigration status.
More than a community forum, this rally will be the first mobilization of a social housing campaign that will change the discussion about the housing crisis in BC and influence the platforms of the major parties in the May election. Come and learn about the depth and breadth of the housing crisis. Come and learn about the current governments’ threat to social housing as an idea and a right. Come and get involved in the fight for social housing.