Little change to Vancouver downtown street encampment as residents wonder where to go – APTN News

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Little change to Vancouver downtown street encampment as residents wonder where to go – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202237 Views

Aug 11, 2022

Advocates say people are being told to leave without being offered suitable housing

It was difficult to see any difference had been made to the tent encampment in Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside on Wednesday, a day after city staff began what’s expected to be a weeks-long process to remove the structures.

That’s for good reason, said a resident who goes by the name Edith Elizabeth – the people who live in the tents have nowhere else to go.

She said previously, residents would relocate their structures nearby so city staff could clean the street.

“It’s just like, ‘OK, cool, take down our structures and move down the block so they can wash it,’ and that’s it,” said Elizabeth. “But here, now, it’s just like we have to disappear or something.”

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