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‘I Am the Crisis’: Vancouver’s Under-Housed Generation Speaks

‘I Am the Crisis’: Vancouver’s Under-Housed Generation Speaks
It’s not easy living young in the city. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

It’s not an easy time to be a young person trying to find a foothold in Vancouver, a city of bold contradictions. We’re proud to publish the work of five students from Simon Fraser University’s 2019 Semester in Housing Futures, who dedicated class time towards producing these reflections on finding housing and home in the region today.

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Ana Mendez / 1 Jul 2019


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Juan Treviño / 2 Jul 2019


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Andriana Lanji / 3 Jul 2019


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