"Selling the paper is our livelihood" - Delisle Doucet, Victoria

   “I first started out working as a street paper vendor around 1993—that was when the street paper in Victoria was called The Redzone. I heard about The Redzone through the community and I thought, well, I want to join in.    
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In Victoria, lessons from View Towers

David Tataryn receives a disability income—that’s $906 for British Columbians living alone, a monthly amount that
makes it near impossible to find housing in Victoria’s private rental market. But for 16 years, he managed to rent an affordable suite ($398 when he moved in, $526 when he moved out) in Victoria’s...
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Chamber of commerce makes Victoria homelessness, panhandling an election issue

Panhandling and visible homelessness in the Victoria’s downtown core
isn’t just bad for society. According
to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, it’s bad for business, too.
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Dying on the Streets: Homeless deaths in British Columbia

Homelessness can be fatal, yet deaths associated with being homeless are largely preventable, according to the first ever report examining homeless deaths in British Columbia.
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