Housing & homeless in the downtown Vancouver area…

If you are at all aware of the problems within the DTE area of downtown Vancouver, you will need no explanation about it.

For those of my readers who do not know, the problems are those of any major city…deprivation, homelessness, substance abuse and that kind of general malaise.

Rather than dwell upon how it all started, I have taken the step forward, together with a few friends, to try to publicise the huge tasks that need to be addressed here.

In keeping with that, I am asking anybody who can help us, to contact me here via a comment so that I can explain in a little more detail as to what we are planning.

We have already been interviewed by the local media but require to speak with representatives of the area so that we can sit down and discuss what can be done. In keeping with that, I am in the process of meeting with a governmental officer in the very near future.

Here are a few photos of the problem..self-explanatory…


Email me on       harsum888 at yahoo dot com….

photos courtesy flickr.com


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4 Responses to Housing & homeless in the downtown Vancouver area…

  1. Wow. Good for you for taking steps forward to mitigate these problems in your community! I’m glad you linked homelessness and substance abuse in your write-up. It’s often swept under the rug but the two are self-perpetuating cycles that feed off each other. Hope to see more posts like this. Thanks for sharing. :0)

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