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Reclaiming black visibility in Strathcona

August 30, 2021

As part of the 2021 Vancouver Mural Festival, BSRP features murals from several Black artists throughout the Strathcona neighbourhood. The area was once a thriving enclave for Vancouver’s Black population before residents were displaced when the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts were built in the early 1970’s. 

The intercultural representation of the murals is important as it helps bring to light to the historic and ongoing racism towards people of colour. These murals invite us to imagine what cities could become.

BC Housing sponsored four murals on the Solheim Place building at 251 Union Street in Vancouver, across the street from Nora Hendrix Place.

Full article and video: Reclaiming black visibility in Strathcona

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Village of Clinton welcomes 20 homes with supports for seniors

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November 16, 2021

Canada announces support for rapid housing in Burnaby

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Canada announces support for rapid housing in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing and led to rising levels of homelessness.

November 12, 2021

New continuum of housing coming for people in Maple Ridge

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Over 100 new shelter spaces opening for vulnerable people in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - The Province, through BC Housing, is working with the City of Kamloops to open three new shelters to provide approximately 115 spaces for people experiencing homelessness.