“People are dying ok? Let’s be real about this! People are dying and regardless if they’re there by their fault or not, they’re dying.”
While prices continue to soar in the Vancouver housing market, many on the downtown east side say that has a direct link with more Vancouverites dying.
Today 28 different community groups will join in a city-wide housing march across the downtown east side.
All in hopes of voicing, what organizers call, a much needed cry for help in the Vancouver housing crisis.
And adding, regardless of whose fault, people are dying on the streets and something needs to be done.
“Who is going to take responsibility for housing? That is part of the government’s responsibility to help and insure the health and welfare of its citizens.”
Hugh Lampkin, on the board of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users says there are more people homeless on the streets than ever before.
The March begins at 1 pm at 138 Hastings and will finish at city hall.