Archive for July, 2010

ACTION RECLAIMS SUITE AT ATHLETE’S VILLAGE

July 16, 2010

The suite will be held for eleven hours and twelve minutes, representing one minute for every affordable unit the city has redesignated as unaffordable at Millenium Water.

Vancouver, BC – As of 4:45pm on Thursday July 15, 2010, residents of the least affordable city in the world* have reclaimed a home in the Athlete’s Village on South East False Creek.

The home is one of 800 housing units the City of Vancouver promised as affordable and social housing, 674 of which are now being sold on the most unaffordable market in the world.

The suite will be held for eleven hours and twelve minutes, representing one minute for each of the 674 affordable units the city has redesignated as unaffordable.

This action will highlight the sheer magnitude of the broken promises at the Athlete’s Village, beginning a series of actions and initiatives in the coming weeks and months to win our demand for an immediate moratorium on the sale of empty units at Millenium Water.

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