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
More Homeless than Athletes in 2010
Can Vancouver's Olympic pride be saved? First in a series.
Vancouver's SROs: 'Zero Vacancy'
Vanishing old hotels were last refuge for most at risk.
Homeless to Housed in One Day
BC's new way of finding people shelter will fail if new housing isn't built.
Province's Boasts of 'New' Homeless Units Don't Add Up
Projects don't replace lost SRO rooms.
Dobell Homeless Plan Stalled
Charities-driven housing plan has yet to produce.
Homeless Solution Up for Vote
Vancouver councillors mull 'supportive housing' plan.
Olympic Partners Said to 'Fudge' Housing Claims
Critics, and a Tyee review, cast doubt on figure of 1,109 'new units.'
Vancouver Losing SROs Faster than It Can Replace Them
Based on figures in city's own report.
No New Homes in Premier's Homelessness Plan
Coleman challenges cities to "step up."
Coleman 'Committed' to 12 Towers
Housing minister pledges that if Vancouver fast tracks permits, province will provide money to build more than 1,100 new homes.