Help is needed to prevent the latest round of evictions at Vancouver's Little Mountain Housing, which has been the target of civic gentrification for several years now. The majority of Little Mountain Housing was demolished in 2009 and around 700 people were displaced from their homes into temporary housing, supposedly short term, while their new housing was to be constructed. All but a handful of tenants left the site, and the remaining families organized and refused the order to move out. Three years later, the remaining tenants are still living in their homes, but have now received an eviction notice.
The growing need for tenant organizing in Vancouver is becoming overwhelming. This is one example where tenants working together can redirect the flow of the city's quest to gentrify everything. Not only have the tenants been living in their homes for these past three years, but they can see no reason why they cannot remain there until their new promised housing is put in place. We often think about housing as a separate issue from work, however, landlords are increasingly exploiting and mistreating tenants and acting more and more like bosses. It is in the best interest of all renters to organize themselves and fight back for stable living accommodations.
BC Housing is seeking to evict the tenants by September 30th, 2012. Please help spread the word about this injustice, and help the tenants to stop the eviction. Here's how to take action:
1. Please "like" and "share" and invite your friends to the facebook page "Stop the Eviction of Little Mountain Tenants": http://www.facebook.com/StopTheEvictionOfLittleMountainTenants
2. Please "like" and "share" the statement approved by Little Mountain tenants: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&¬e_id=478897828807383
3. Please sign this petition, and share it via social media: http://www.change.org/petitions/bc-housing-and-the-city-of-vancouver-stop-the-eviction-of-little-mountain-tenants?utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=28454151