Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 1, 2014 from 4pm to 9pm
Location: Heather Place Family Housing
Street: #202-733 West 14th Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/kare…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, engagament
Organized By: Karen Elaine Gilchrist
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2014
# 202 - 733 West 14th Avenue
85 Families & Approximately 150 Children are facing RENOVICTION in Your COMMUNITY!
COME OUT March 1st & HAVE SOME FUN & LET THEM know You CARE!!!!!!
RENT CONTROL PETITION will be on site for SIGNATURES!!
Kids' Activities with Child Minders available from 4pm to 7pm on site!! Kids will enjoy: Scavenger Hunt, Dress-up photo Booth, Toy & Clothing Exchange, Disco Dance, Art & Crafting & Quiet Space. That is if they would not prefer to attending the following activities with their parents:
LOCAL VOCALS, a COMMUNITY BASED CHOIR, is
OPENNING OUR HOUSE 4 PM!!!
Fortunate Sonya, SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, will be Slamming down the Poetry @ 5 PM!!
The DEAF DOG TAILS, A LIVELY TRIO of Musicians & Storytellers will be up to GOOD on site @ 6pm!!
AND if by that time U R READY TO ROCK, BACON COMA, a LOCAL GARAGE BAND, will be rolling in for their Dynamic Performance @ 8pm!!!!
Throughout the night information about Save Heather Place, Social Housing Coalition BC, Rent Control & Child BC Poverty Reduction Coalition will be on site for your review and up for discussion.
Special Guest : Sean Antrim, RENT CONTROL ACTIVIST & RESEARCHER will be on site & hopefully made to feel @ HOME to respond to concerns & questions!!
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!