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Brent Toderian @BrentToderian
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#Vancouver’s temp modular housing proposals for the homeless have been controversial in some neighbourhoods. The latest proposal is on part of the Larwill parking lot downtown, in my neighbourhood. I fully support it, AND would like to also see lively uses around the entire edge.
Agreed. And since the @CityofVancouver is looking closely at the Larwill design for the modular housing portion of the parking lot, NOW is the time to do this too. I’ll be actively campaigning the city to take this seriously. cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal

Been championing this idea for years, inspired by #Portland — but with the @CityofVancouver’s intentions around modular housing for the homeless on a portion of the site, NOW’S the time to do it #Vancouver! cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal @DowntownCharles

Social housing for those who would otherwise be homeless is still too often opposed by neighbours citing "impacts on the neighbourhood." The “Impacts" are from homelessness, not from housing. Supportive housing is a solution both to homelessness, & any “neighbourhoods impacts.”
Besides, the people feeling the true “impacts” of homelessness in your neighbourhood are the homeless.
Study after study have shown it saves public money to house & support the homeless, rather than leave them on the streets. That means goverments who aren't investing in social housing are wasting public money.
Without housing, health care for the homeless & mentally ill brings limited results, #Vancouver study finds. Via @tlupick in @georgiastraight @charliesmithvcr. And it’s MUCH more expensive for the public.…
#Vancouver’s chief planner has approved the temporary modular housing on part of the #LarwillPark site in my downtown neighbourhood. That’s a good thing. Kudos to @CityofVancouver & @BC_Housing. The solution to homelessness is housing & support services.…
For more on addressing #homelessness & the downtown #Vancouver #LarwillPark opportunity, read this whole thread
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