Vancouver homelessness could jump 50% by 2030 without support to preserve low-income housing

Vancouver homelessness could jump 50% by 2030 without support to preserve low-income housing

02-28-2024

An increased loss of housing dramatically impacts one’s ability to live a fulfilling life and earn a living for themselves, and in turn, positively contribute to society in meaningful ways. EIC appreciates the dedicated and ongoing work that Jean Swanson and Devin O’Leary have done through the Carnegie Housing Project to raise awareness of the increasing houselessness issue we continue to face in the city.

“If nothing is done by 2030, we estimate that about 4,700 people will be unhoused just by the loss of units in that period of time,” Devin O’Leary.

Included here are links to some recent media interest the matter received both from the Vancouver Sun (article), and video coverage from City News. The purpose of this media scrum was to draw attention to the severity of the issue, and to raise awareness of a recent report put together by the Carnegie Housing Project titled “This Isn’t Working” which provides Government with 42 recommendations for ways to end houselessness for the long-term, and actions that can be taken in the short-term for immediate humanitarian aid.