After the Olympics homelessness in Vancouver is back on the rise: By the Editors

homeless-count-chart_2002-13-copyHomelessness is increasing. In October, City Hall released a report that says the number of homeless people in the city is 1,600 and there are only enough shelter beds for 1,327. The mayor’s office covered up the fact that none of the systemic issues around homelessness have been addressed, by highlighting this in their media release. “480 people have moved from shelters into permanent housing since 2009.” But even the 480 units is a questionable number. Some of those units could be SRO hotels. Everyone knows SROs are *NOT* permanent housing. It seems there is no end to homelessness in sight. – Editors

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