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Time: February 4, 2014 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Location: VHS's Open House
Street: 270 East 1st Ave
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map:…
Phone: 7788475695
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, engagament
Organized By: Karen Elaine Gilchrist
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2014

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Event Description

We would love to meet with supporters of rent control to also discuss forming a petition for Rent Control to Stop Renoviction Rent Hikes!! Meet us Feburary 4th @7: 30pm at VHS to make some New Buttons & Banners for "RENT CONTROL NOW" for our Open House/Potluck pending March 1st !!
Tuesday January 21st @ Gordon Neighbourhood House COPE organized a Community Meeting discussing Rent Control Strategies.The panel discussed ways CITY COUNCIL & PRIVATE CITIZENS can STOP RENOVICTIONS like HEATHER PLACE. There ARE REAL RENT CONTROL MODELS in Ontario & Montreal NOW: Controling the percentage that a landlord may increase a rent after dislocating residents for renovation or re-development. It is NOT an increase like the 70% or higher Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, a supposely "Non-profit" organization, is suggesting Heather Place residents pay after DISOLCATION & ONLY "POSSIBLE" return IF residents "QUALIFY". It IS the STANDARD YEARLY ALLOWABLE rent increase gudied by the RESIDENTIAL TENANCY ACT, i.e. Approx. 3%!!

MVHC did not build nor keep up maintenance to keep Heather Place's 20 year buildings out of a state of disrepair! They should not be allowed to Renovict, Rebuild & Manage another Shotty Construction like Olympic Village JACKING UP RENTS by 70% or more!

Looking forward to getting creative with you to address this issue and have fun! See you this Tuesday! you will love VHS! It is such a cool community environment of ingenuity!!

Was awesome response from the community & great support from Social Housing Coalition BC, Village Vancouver Transition Town Initiative & The Deaf Dog Tales!! See you all at Save Heather Place's Open House/Potluck March 1st!! Nadia asked: "Can we do this every Saturday??" She & I really appreciate the support, for us and all the 46% impoverished Single Moms documented in the First Call Poverty Report Card 2014,

With much appreciation,
Karen Gilchrist, BA (Dev. Psych.), MSW, RSW & Nadia Kim Age 8

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