In spite of 100 vacant units in View Towers, 70 residents have been displaced and may be facing eviction due to the recent fire.

View Towers residents displaced by a fire are being evicted instead of being offered one of the dozens of vacant suites in the building. Family of residents and poverty advocates are raising concerns about the possibility of “renovictions,” forcing long-term tenants out of low-rent suites that will be renovated and offered at higher rents.

Read the article: Displaced by fire, some View Towers tenants face eviction

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Katie Derosa

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