TMH Information Resources

 
Information Resources on
Temporary Modular Housing for
Homeless in Vancouver

 
Eye on Norquay will continue to add to the selection of citations listed below.
Ordering is reverse chronological, with newest at top.
Resource established 9 December 2017.  Last updated: 19 March 2018

 
See also  Vancouver TMH Sites

 
City of Vancouver Web Site for Temporary Modular Housing  (ongoing)
http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/temporary-modular-housing.aspx

Note: Drop-down menus provide information for specific sites. Specific site information provided there is not reproduced below. From 14 December 2017 to 3/4 January 2018 City of Vancouver failed to provide information for the Kaslo / 29th Avenue SkyTrain site, in spite of repeated requests made by more than one person through multiple channels, starting with Eye on Norquay email sent at 10:34 pm on 14 December 2017.

 
 
Other City of Vancouver Materials

 
Kaslo / 29th Avenue SkyTrain Site

Vancouver Mayor’s Office. Temporary modular housing approved for Kaslo Street (13 Mar 2018)
http://mayorofvancouver.ca/news/temporary-modular-housing-approved-kaslo-street

Draft Operations Management Plan, 4410 Kaslo Street, Vancouver — Rapid Response to Homelessness, Temporary Modular Housing  /  Atira Women’s Resource Society  (13-14 Dec 2017)
[scanned pdf of six-page document provided at Community Information Sessions]

City of Vancouver News: 4410 Kaslo Street planned as next site for temporary modular housing  (1 Dec 2017)
http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/4410-kaslo-street-planned-as-next-site-for-temporary-modular-housing.aspx

Norquay School News — Advertisement  (December 2017)
http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/norquay/Publications/December%202017%20Newsletter.pdf


Marpole Site

Caring Citizens of Vancouver Society v. Vancouver (City), 2018 BCSC 72  (17 Jan 2018)
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/sc/18/00/2018BCSC0072cor1.htm

Five Community Advisory Committee documents of 12 January 2018 with deadline to apply of 19 January 2018
Invitation Letter  /  Terms of Reference (English)  /  Terms of Reference (Chinese)  / 
Application Form (English)  /  Application form (Chinese)

 
Temporary Modular Housing

Council Agenda: Item 7. TEXT AMENDMENTS: Amendments to Official Development Plans to Add Temporary Modular Housing as a Permitted Use  (6 Dec 2017)
Council Agenda: Item 8. TEXT AMENDMENT: Amendments to the Regional Context Statement Official Development Plan By-law To Facilitate the Development of Temporary Modular Housing  (6 Dec 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20171206/phea20171206ag.htm

Council Report: Amendments to Official Development Plans to Add Temporary Modular Housing as a Permitted Use  (14 Nov 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20171114/documents/p10.pdf

Council Report: Temporary Modular Housing Contract Approval  (4 Oct 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20171004/documents/pspc2.pdf

Council Agenda: Item 2. Temporary Modular Housing Definition And Regulations: Proposed Amendments To Existing City-Owned Cd-1 Sites, And Design Guidelines  (13 Dec 2016)
Includes: Policy Report, Staff Presentation, Summary and Recommendation, and Memorandum
http://council.vancouver.ca/20161213/phea20161213ag.htm

Council Presentation: Modular Housing Initiative – Update to Council  (17 May 2016)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20160517/documents/rr2presentation.pdf

 
Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency

Council Report: Proposed Amendment to Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency Ltd. (VAHA) Governance Structure  (28 Nov 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20171128/documents/a10.pdf

Council Presentation: Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency – Update to Council  (31 May 2016)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20160531/documents/rr2presentation.pdf

Council Presentation: Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency Progress Report  (10 June 2015)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20150610/documents/cfsc1_presentation.pdf

Council Agenda: Item 2. Creation of Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency  (8 July 2014)
Includes: Administrative Report, Staff Presentation
http://council.vancouver.ca/20140708/regu20140708ag.htm

In Camera Administrative Report: Creation of Housing Authority  (10 June 2014)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20140610/documents/icre-CreationofHousingAuthority_R.pdf

 
General

News Release: 39 units of temporary modular housing approved for Powell Street. Vancouver Mayor’s Office  (6 Mar 2018)
http://mayorofvancouver.ca/news/39-units-temporary-modular-housing-approved-powell-street

Council Agenda: Item 1. Housing Vancouver Strategy (2018 – 2027) and 3-Year Action Plan (2018 – 2020)  (28 Nov 2017)
Includes: Policy Report, Staff Presentation
http://council.vancouver.ca/20171128/regu20171128ag.htm

Council Agenda: Item 2. TEXT AMENDMENT: Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 – Amendment to the General Regulations to Delegate Discretionary Relaxation Powers to Expedite the Delivery of Low Cost Housing for Persons Receiving Assistance  (19 Sept 2017)
Includes: Summary and Recommendation, Policy Report, Draft By-law, Memorandum, Staff Presentation
http://council.vancouver.ca/20170919/phea20170919ag.htm

Council Report: Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 – Amendment to the General Regulations to Delegate Discretionary Relaxation Powers to Expedite the Delivery of Low Cost Housing for Persons Receiving Assistance  (26 July 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20170726/documents/pspc-UrgentBusiness1.pdf

Council Presentation: Presentation – Housing Vancouver Update – Part II – Addressing Vancouver’s Lower Income and Homeless Residents  (26 July 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20170726/documents/pspc1-Presentation.pdf

Council Presentation: Housing Vancouver Update Presentation to City Council  (25 July 2017)
http://council.vancouver.ca/20170725/documents/regurr1presentation.pdf

Memorandum: Staffing Update – Housing Policy Group to move to Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability  (30 Mar 2017)
http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/2017-03-30-staffing-update-housing-policy-group-to-move-to-planning-urban-design-sustainability.pdf

Council Agenda: Item 1. Vancouver Housing and Homelessness Strategy Reset – Housing Vancouver Emerging Directions  (28 Mar 2017)
Includes: Administrative Report, Staff Presentation
http://council.vancouver.ca/20170328/regu20170328ag.htm

Council Agenda: Item 1. 2015 Housing and Homelessness Strategy Report Card: Part Two  (31 May 2016)
Includes: Administrative Report, Staff Presentation
http://council.vancouver.ca/20160531/regu20160531ag.htm

Council Agenda: Item 2. 2015 Housing and Homelessness Strategy Report Card – Part 1  (17 May 2016)
Includes: Administrative Report, Staff Presentation
http://council.vancouver.ca/20160517/regu20160517ag.htm

 
News:  Kaslo / 29th Avenue SkyTrain Site

Penny Daflos / Kendra Mangione. Security present at meeting on homeless housing.
CTV News Vancouver (14 Dec 2017)
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/security-present-at-meeting-on-homeless-housing-1.3722017

Saša Lakić. Collingwood residents want more info on modular housing. Vancouver Courier (14 Dec 2017)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/collingwood-residents-want-more-info-on-modular-housing-1.23123169

Nadia Stewart. Kaslo modular housing fight (video). Global News (8 Dec 2017)
https://globalnews.ca/video/3906973/kaslo-modular-housing-fight

Charlie Smith. City and B.C. Housing to host open houses before creating modular housing on Powell, Franklin, and Kaslo streets. Georgia Straight (3 Dec 2017)
https://www.straight.com/news/1003406/city-and-bc-housing-host-open-houses-creating-modular-housing-powell-franklin-and-kaslo

Mike Howell. City identifies another site for homeless housing in Vancouver. Vancouver Courier (1 Dec 2017)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/city-identifies-another-site-for-homeless-housing-in-vancouver-1.23110397

 
News:  Marpole Site

Adrienne Tanner. Vancouver learns some hard lessons after housing fight. Globe and Mail (18 Mar 2018)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-vancouver-learns-some-hard-lessons-after-housing-fight/

Melanie Green. Marpole ‘a food desert’ warn members of Vancouver neighbourhood. Vancouver Metro (7 Mar 2018)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2018/03/07/marpole-a-food-desert-warn-members-of-vancouver-neighbourhood.html

Briar Stewart. Handful of homeless Vancouverites turn down housing because of neighbourhood protests. CBC News (6 Mar 2018)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-housing-homeless-1.4563207

Nick Eagland. City secrecy on tenant mix at Marpole modular housing alarms community group. Vancouver Sun (2 Mar 2018)
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/tenants-move-in-to-marpole-temporary-modular-housing

Stanley Q. Woodvine. Homeless in Vancouver: Glenn and Shaun get kicked out of Marpole modular housing before they even move in. Georgia Straight (24 Feb 2018)
https://www.straight.com/life/1037106/homeless-vancouver-glenn-and-shaun-get-kicked-out-marpole-modular-housing-they-even

Nick Eagland. Vancouver unveils Marpole temporary modular housing. Vancouver Sun (10 Feb 2018)
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-unveils-temporary-modular-housing-project-in-kerrisdale

Mike Howell. Church looks to welcome homeless to Marpole housing site. Vancouver Courier (22 Jan 2018)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/church-looks-to-welcome-homeless-to-marpole-housing-site-1.23151657

Jen St. Denis. Lawsuit to halt homeless housing in Marpole dismissed. Vancouver Metro (18 Jan 2018)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2018/01/18/lawsuit-to-halt-homeless-housing-in-marpole-dismissed.html

Mike Howell. Marpole homeless housing taking shape. Vancouver Courier (15 Jan 2018)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/marpole-homeless-housing-taking-shape-1.23145073

Melody Ma. The missing story of the Marpole Temporary Modular Housing protest. (28 Dec 2017)
https://medium.com/@melodyma/the-missing-story-of-the-marpole-temporary-modular-housing-protest-cb4f3ddb3117

Xiao Xu. Vancouver residents push back against modular-housing development for homeless. Globe and Mail (26 Dec 2017)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-residents-push-back-against-modular-housing-development-for-the-homeless/article37431931/

Jessica Kerr. Marpole residents ask for judicial review of modular housing. Vancouver Courier (8 Dec 2017)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/marpole-residents-ask-for-judicial-review-of-modular-housing-1.23117645

Ashifa Kassam. Vancouver protesters ordered to stop blocking homeless housing project. Guardian (6 Dec 2017)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/06/vancouver-canada-homeless-project-protest-court

Ana Rose Walkey. B.C. Supreme Court orders end to Vancouver modular-housing protest. Globe and Mail (5 Dec 2017)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-supreme-court-orders-end-to-vancouver-housing-protest/article37219138/

Mike Howell. Marpole housing complex for homeless to open in February. Vancouver Courier (28 Nov 2017)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/marpole-housing-complex-for-homeless-to-open-in-february-1.23106360

Dan Fumano / Patrick Johnston. Marpole modular housing permit receives conditional approval. Vancouver Sun (27 Nov 2017)
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/marpole-temporary-modular-housing-development-permit-receives-conditional-approval

Travis Lupick. Modular housing for low-income residents approved for Marpole despite neighbourhood opposition. Georgia Straight (27 Nov 2017)
https://www.straight.com/news/1000686/modular-housing-low-income-residents-approved-marpole-despite-neighbourhood-opposition

Jen St. Denis. Marpole students speak up in support of housing for homeless. Vancouver Metro (15 Nov 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/11/15/marpole-students-speak-up-in-support-of-housing-for-homeless.html

Jen St. Denis. A call for compassion in Marpole, where housing for homeless is planned. Vancouver Metro (8 Nov 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/11/08/a-call-for-compasion-in-marpole.html

Mike Hager. Disputed Vancouver project to house homeless will proceed, mayor says. Globe and Mail (6 Nov 2017)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/disputed-vancouver-project-to-house-homeless-will-proceed-mayor-says/article36858453/

Jen St. Denis. Marpole site chosen for Vancouver’s second modular housing. Vancouver Metro (26 Oct 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/10/26/marpole-site-for-vancouver-s-second-modular-housing.html

 
News:  General and Other

Simon Little. 9 years after Little Mountain social housing demolished, modular housing to rise on nearly empty site. Global News (14 Mar 2018)
https://globalnews.ca/news/4083039/little-mountain-modular-housing/

Daisy Xiong. Feature: Brighouse residents rally against proposed homeless housing. Richmond News (9 Mar 2018)
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/weekly-feature/feature-brighouse-residents-rally-against-proposed-homeless-housing-1.23195828

Graeme Wood: Richmond realtors petition against homeless housing, says advocate. Richmond News (2 Mar 2018)
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/richmond-realtors-petition-against-homeless-housing-says-advocate-1.23190515

Graeme Wood. Eyewitness: Richmond librarian assaulted with ‘flying Bruce Lee kick’ at homeless housing meeting. Richmond News (28 Feb 2018)
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/eyewitness-richmond-librarian-assaulted-with-flying-bruce-lee-kick-at-homeless-housing-meeting-1.23188161

Emelie Peacock. Vancouver housing society expanding to Fraser Valley. Agassiz-Harrison Observer (1 Feb 2018)
https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/news/vancouver-housing-society-expanding-to-fraser-valley/

Anna Dimoff. Metro Vancouver residents demand transparency over modular housing tenants they fear could pose a risk. CBC News BC (5 Feb 2018)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/modular-housing-opposition-vancouver-1.4521454

Wendy Stueck. Key Vancouver social housing project averaged only two police calls per month. Globe and Mail (16 Jan 2018)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/key-vancouver-social-housing-project-averaged-only-two-police-calls-per-month/article37615913/

Mike Howell. Six months later, no housing for homeless. Vancouver Courier (9 Jan 2018)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/six-months-later-no-housing-for-homeless-1.23139548

Wanyee Li. Vancouver proposes modular housing near Olympic Village area. Vancouver Metro (7 Jan 2018)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2018/01/07/modular-housing-proposed-near-vancouver-s-olympic-village-area.html

Saša Lakić. Modular housing projects provide ‘a place to call home.’ Vancouver Courier (8 Dec 2017)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/modular-housing-projects-provide-a-place-to-call-home-1.23117683

Charlie Smith. City and B.C. Housing to host open houses before creating modular housing on Powell, Franklin, and Kaslo streets. Georgia Straight (3 Dec 2017)
https://www.straight.com/news/1003406/city-and-bc-housing-host-open-houses-creating-modular-housing-powell-franklin-and-kaslo

Dan Fumano. With more modular housing coming, city looks to learn from Marpole backlash. Vancouver Sun (14 Nov 2017)
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/dan-fumano-despite-opposition-in-kerrisdale-and-marpole-expect-more-housing-action-from-city-hall

Jean Swanson. Tax the rich with a Mansion Tax. Georgia Straight (6 Oct 2017)
https://www.straight.com/news/977946/jean-swanson-tax-rich-mansion-tax

Stephanie Ip. Vancouver city council awards contract to build 600 modular homes. Vancouver Sun (5 Oct 2017)
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-city-council-awards-contract-to-build-600-modular-homes

Jen St. Denis. Vancouver to announce homeless modular housing sites soon. Vancouver Metro (4 Oct 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/10/04/vancouver-to-announce-homeless-modular-housing-sites-soon.html

Jesse Ferreras / Nadia Stewart. 40 modular housing units. 600 more coming. Still not enough for Vancouver’s homeless: critics. Global News (20 Sept 2017)
https://globalnews.ca/news/3760320/modular-housing-vancouver/

Cheryl Chan. Vancouver wants more modular housing built to help homeless. Vancouver Sun (26 July 2017)
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-wants-more-modular-housing-built-to-help-homeless

Carlito Pablo. City of Vancouver aims for more temporary modular housing to take in poor people. Georgia Straight (26 July 2017)
https://www.straight.com/news/940976/city-vancouver-aims-more-temporary-modular-housing-take-poor-people

Katie Hyslop. ‘Modular’ one-person homes fill a need in Vancouver. Tyee (17 Feb 2017)
https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/02/17/Modular-One-Person-Homes-Vancouver/

Jen St. Denis. Vancouver’s modular housing not as inexpensive as it seems, argues real estate broker. Vancouver Metro (9 Jan 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/01/09/vancouver-modular-housing-not-as-cheap-as-it-looks.html

Jean Swanson. Unpacking government claims about homelessness. Georgia Straight (20 June 2016)
https://www.straight.com/news/721261/jean-swanson-unpacking-government-claims-about-homelessness

 
News:  Poor Doors

Jen St. Denis. City planners to review separate entrances for social housing units. Vancouver Metro (4 Dec 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/12/04/city-to-look-at-poor-doors.html

Jon Azpiri. ‘Poor doors’ and ‘poor playgrounds’: Vancouver development criticized for divisions between condos, social housing. Global News (27 Nov 2017)
https://globalnews.ca/news/3884276/poor-doors-and-poor-playgrounds-vancouver-development-criticized-for-divisions-between-condos-social-housing/

Jen St. Denis. West End condo would not only have “poor door,” but poor playground. Vancouver Metro (23 Nov 2017)
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/11/23/west-end-condo-would-not-only-have-poor-door-but-poor-playground.html

Naibh O’Connor. Vancouver housing activist slams ‘poor doors.’ Vancouver Courier (6 May 2015)
http://www.vancourier.com/news/vancouver-housing-activist-slams-poor-doors-1.1926603

Andrea Woo. Vancouver developer accused of using ‘poor door’ for low-income residents. Globe and Mail (5 May 2015)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-developer-accused-of-using-poor-door-for-low-income-residents/article24272511/
 
 

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Written by eyeonnorquay

9 December 2017 at 11:55 am