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Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

As climate change worsens, winters in Victoria will get wetter and wetter. Atmospheric rivers, like the ones the province experienced in November, are expected to become more intense. This is…
A hotel on Douglas St., Victoria. Photo sourced from BC Housing.

As COVID-19 spreads among the unhoused, outreach workers fear for their safety

Jay* is afraid to get out of their car. They are afraid of contracting COVID 19 and bringing it home to their family or ending up in the hospital or…
photo of community laundry service workers

Free Community Laundry Program provides community and services to unhoused population

Organizers seek funding and new location to keep machines spinning On Tuesdays, after a long day of researching and writing up lab reports for her master’s thesis, Irene Shkolnikov gets…
royal athletic park aryze room

As province opens temporary housing at Royal Athletic Park and Russell Street, advocates call for dispersed housing and real homes

Province, city hope to build permanent housing by 2022 For some members of Victoria’s unhoused community, the long wait for a roof over their heads is almost over. With temporary…
royal athletic park

For campers at Royal Athletic Park, Hey Neighbour pilot project can’t come soon enough

For the more than 30 campers living in Royal Athletic Park’s parking lot, the Hey Neighbour pilot project has brought a ray of hope after several months of trauma and…
aryze development proposal photo

Hey Neighbour pilot project looks to house 30 members of the unhoused community

With the City of Victoria’s self-imposed deadline to end sheltering in parks fast approaching, Aryze Developments has partnered with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to transform 30 modified…
signs at Beacon Hill Park for homeless camping

City of Victoria to house 200 by end of year, while bylaw issues arise for unhoused

Homelessness continues to be a serious problem across Canada, but in Victoria it has become a particularly hot topic. As winter approaches and demand for solutions increases, the city has…

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