In the Media

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January 3, 2021 – Construction of shipping-container homes set to begin as fundraiser nears halfway point

January 6, 2021 – Converted shipping containers to soon house people living in Victoria parks

January 9, 2021 – Royal Athletic Park parking lot could house shipping-container village for homeless

January 30, 2021 – Youth get a chance to chart their own path in new housing program

February 16, 2021 – For campers at Royal Athletic Park, Hey Neighbour pilot project can’t come soon enough

February 25, 2021 – New Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness social enterprise model aims to alleviate youth homelessness

March 3, 2021 – Plan for temporary tiny-home village in Victoria made of shipping containers gets closer to reality

April 8, 2021 – High prices for social housing defended by unlikely allies

April 23, 2021 – Demand for youth needing shelter evidence of ‘system failure’ in B.C., says Victoria mayor

April 29, 2021 – Inside Victoria’s Tiny Homes Village made of converted shipping containers

May 3, 2021 – Daytime camping ban begins in Victoria as advocates work to find housing for those in need

June 4, 2021 – Temporary housing at Royal Athletic Park welcomes residents

November 16, 2021 – Staffing shortages limit availability of extreme-weather shelter spaces

November 19, 2021 – ‘We need more staff’: Victoria homeless shelters facing labour shortage

November 27, 2021 – ‘All I can do is offer them tarps’: Worries grow about shelter staffing shortages

December 16, 2021 – Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

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