This series by Monte Paulsen traces reasons for the rise of homelessness in the Vancouver area, scrutinizes the numbers and responses offered by officials, and lays out what experts believe is really necessary to seriously turn the tide before the world arrives for the Olympics in 2010. This series, intended to educate the public, is funded in part by the Tides Canada Foundation.
In This Series
Can Vancouver's Olympic pride be saved? First in a series.
Vanishing old hotels were last refuge for most at risk.
BC's new way of finding people shelter will fail if new housing isn't built.
Projects don't replace lost SRO rooms.
Charities-driven housing plan has yet to produce.
Vancouver councillors mull 'supportive housing' plan.
Critics, and a Tyee review, cast doubt on figure of 1,109 'new units.'
Based on figures in city's own report.
Coleman challenges cities to "step up."
Housing minister pledges that if Vancouver fast tracks permits, province will provide money to build more than 1,100 new homes.