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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): community support

We’ve assembled a team working to deliver essential needs for Vancouver residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Areas of the Community Resilience team's work include:

  • Setting up locations where people who need to self-isolate but are experiencing homelessness can go. Two emergency response centres are open.
  • Supporting tenants living in single room occupancy hotels (SROs) and low-income housing by providing hygiene services and supplies to operators
  • Food security
  • Working with partners on safer distribution options for Income Assistance
  • Setting up a resident network headquarters to help provide community member-delivered COVID-19 updates and information in the Downtown Eastside
  • Strategies to support harm reduction

We are grateful for the ongoing leadership and partnership of Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Housing, and our non-profit and private sector partners.