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When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure

Tina Rosenberg writes in the New York Times about the role of the legal system in improving social determinants of health, particularly regarding health and safety of rental and supportive housing. Read the July 17, 2014 opinion article here.

Shunting the Homeless From Sight

The Editorial Board of the New York Times writes on why local government needs to find more empathetic and effective approaches to addressing homelessness than criminalizing behaviour. Read the opinion piece here.

The 19th Birthday Party in the News

The Housing Justice Project was thrilled to partner with the Housing Matters Media Project to bring an art installation piece to the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The 19th Birthday Party tells stories of youth and by youth about aging out of the foster care system at the age of 19, and the financial and emotional challenges that this brings. Read more about the art installation in UBC publicationsĀ The Ubyssey and Arts Wire, and inĀ Metro News. You can also watch a video about the exhibit published by the Vancouver Sun, and listen to a CBC Radio’s discussion about the event.

Housing Crunch Hurts Vancouver Artists

Adam Pez discusses how unaffordability makes living and working in Vancouver difficult for the city’s artist community in the UBC Thunderbird. Read the article here.

Housing Justice Project in the News: The Vancouver Project

Patrick Colvin’s June 21, 2014 article on The Vancouver Project highlighted findings from the Housing Justice Project’s Housing Affordability Survey and discussed issues around health and safety in Vancouver’s rental apartments. Read the article here.