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Addressing homelessness

Archived - Apr 11Our next steps to address homelessness, help SRO tenants

We have increased our response to address homelessness in the past year, and will take even further action throughout 2017 as high housing costs, near-zero rental vacancy, and frozen welfare rates continue to impact residents.

Community Partnership agreement

Archived - Apr 11Vancouver Park Board approves new Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations

The decision caps off a one-year consultation between the Park Board and the CCAs and introduces a historic new chapter in their relationship.

New seniors centre

Archived - Apr 11City funds the creation of a new seniors centre

The centre will provide much needed services in an area of Vancouver's largest seniors' populations living alone or in poverty.

Aerial view of Woodwards building in DTES

Archived - Apr 06Downtown Eastside Plan update highlights ongoing progress for the community

We've been carrying out the DTES Plan for three years. Check our progress on investing in the DTES economy, community, culture, housing, and public spaces.

Checking blood pressure

Archived - Apr 06Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services overdose response calls up 18% in March compared to February

VF&RS report overdose calls continue to rise. Councillor Jang presents to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa.

Interactive artwork - poles that light up at night

Archived - Mar 29Vancouver non-profit organizations get a funding boost to support public art

Public art is getting a boost in Vancouver as we invest more than $500,000 to create opportunities for artists in Vancouver’s vibrant art scene.

People gathered at Jim Deva Plaza with the Speaker's Corner Megaphone

Archived - Mar 29City takes bold next steps for advancing public spaces

We took an exciting step to build off of VIVA Vancouver and advance public spaces by initiating the development of a Downtown Places and Spaces Strategy.

Mom holds baby at kitchen sink while dad holding toddler looks in fridge

Archived - Mar 24New approach looks at building the right housing supply

We are pursuing several new priorities to deliver greater volumes and more varied housing supply across the city.

Checking blood pressure

Archived - Mar 21Overdose deaths in March likely to surpass February totals

To support work to reverse this trend, the City is advocating that senior levels of government act now to increase access to treatment-on-demand options.

Trans people welcome sign

Archived - Mar 17New washroom signage at City Hall welcomes trans* individuals

New washroom signage at Vancouver City Hall is being updated to state, “Trans people welcome.”

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