The Disturbing Rise of Involuntary "Care" as a Solution to Homelessness
Calls for complex care are gaining traction in BC with the rationale that there are some living on the streets that are just too “mentally ill” for regular housing who require an “involuntary” approach to care. The Province, the mayors, and well-paid nonprofit executives are making it abundantly clear that they believe disabled and mentally ill people do not matter, have no rights, no voice, and no choice. Even when it is consensual, complex care is not a solution to homelessness. Read our statement to learn more and find out why we are deeply disturbed by this direction.
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The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the cracks in our safety net. VTAG is committed to supporting all tenants in the Victoria area through these uncertain times.
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Victoria Tenant Action Group
Victoria Tenant Action Group is a membership-based organization committed to transforming the housing system and ensuring access to housing for all. Our members include tenants, co-op residents, and people experiencing housing instability and homelessness. We work in solidarity with all people who do not own their homes and welcome the support of homeowners who share our vision for housing justice.