Homelessness

Abbotsford’s 2nd modular housing project expected to start tenanting next month

Site at Livingstone Avenue near Peardonville Road to support 40 units for women and children

 

Emails show BC Housing frustration with City of Abbotsford over modular housing

Housing authority butted heads over approval timelines and the term of lease for city-owned property

 

‘Strength comes in numbers’: Homeless camp slowly growing near Abbotsford MCC

Harvey Clause says homeless community low on places to safely rest their head, getting frustrated

 

Abbotsford welfare waiting room left vacant while clients wait outside: advocate

Jesse Wegenast says the ministry branch has now changed its policy to allow people to wait inside

Abbotsford modular housing named for shelter patron who died of overdose

Housing expected to open in the next two or three weeks on Riverside Road

Modular project will visibly reduce Abbotsford homelessness: advocate

Jesse Wegenast says project will have ‘single greatest’ impact on local homelessness to date

Abbotsford homeless cleaning up the community

Cleanup is part of pilot program intended to improve relationships with local businesses

Abbotsford mayor ‘cautiously optimistic’ for federal homeless fund application

Designated community status would provide $1-3 million per year in funding to fight homelessness

Vigilante to volunteer: An Abbotsford woman’s change of heart on homelessness

Peggy Allen had 400 calls into police about homeless near her home. Now she’s fighting for them

Fraser Valley rent bank offers guidance as province plans $10M rent bank

Fraser Valley Rent Assistance Program has years of wisdom to offer provincial plan, official says

Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street

Nowhere to grieve: Processing loss on Abbotsford’s streets

Homeless advocate Harvey Clause says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Tensions mount over Abbotsford homeless camp removals amid cold snap

City calls camp removals a safety issue, advocates say actions risk health and safety of homeless

City of Abbotsford to host regional homelessness forum

City will show off co-ordinated intake and referral pilot program, which is set to close in March

Death a reminder of vulnerability for Abbotsford homeless workers

Co-ordinated intake and referral program update notes a death and two hospitalizations in December

Abbotsford winter weather shelter prepares for cold snap this weekend

Gateway Church shelter operator expects a full house with temperatures forecast to dip to -8 C

EDITORIAL: Before you condemn the homeless, breathe

What we can take away from Finding A Way Home, tales of love and connection on the streets of Abbotsford

  • Jan 3, 2019

A WAY HOME: Bonds formed on Abbotsford’s front lines of homelessness

Non-profit work can involve a lot of burnout, but for many the rewards come from those around them

The evolving relationship between the homeless and Abbotsford City Hall

Since the chicken manure incident, that relationship has largely improved, Mayor Henry Braun says

‘It’s like a trap; it’s like they don’t want you to succeed’

Abbotsford youths formerly in government care speak out on how the system can foster homelessness