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Homeless people living at the tent city on Victoria’s courthouse lawn have begun the move into new social housing.
It comes after a judge granted an injunction in early July to shut down the camp, so long as housing was provided.
However, some might be left waiting for a room.
Former tent city resident Jamie Green and her partner are all settled in at the former Central Care Home on Johnson Street.
“It’s me and my partner that have moved out of tent city together. How they managed that is they give us each a room, close, or side by side like across the hall. We can live like the couple that we are.”
“It’s not suites it’s rooms, you get your own toilet and sink and then there’s six showers on each floor.”
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The judge ordered campers to pack up by August 8th, but renovations are behind schedule.
“What [The Portland Hotel Society] has done is they’ve been in contact with the fire and police department, they have agreed that as long as there are people in tent city waiting for housing, then they won’t be displaced.”
The PHS Community Services Society says so far, 29 people have moved in.
Homeless campers were ordered off the property on July 5th after the BC Supreme Court ruled the camp was unsafe to residents and neighbours.
It was the second attempt by the province, after a previous injunction bid failed earlier this year.
The encampment has been a target of the province for months, with arguments it was rife with safety and crime concerns.
Back in July, the fire commissioner ordered dozens of people off site, after finding significant fire hazards.
Campers are being moved into a new facility operated by the Portland Hotel Society with 147 rooms, most of which are meant to be held at the welfare rate of $375.
Residents in the area have furiously opposed the camp, arguing it is dangerous and feeding property crime in the area.
In 2008, Victoria was forced to amend bylaws to allow overnight street camping, however that rule requires tents to be packed up each morning.
With files from Simon Little