Join the Fight to Save Chinatown
February 20th, 2011 | Blog, Stories & News, BC, Chinatown, condos, housing, poverty, Vancouver
CITY COUNCIL HAS CALLED A PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 17TH TO INCREASE CONDO TOWER HEIGHTS IN CHINATOWN.
Around 64% of Chinatown residents are low-income; there are around 1,000 people in close to that many rooms. There are at least 10 private hotels and two major cheap apartment buildings in Chinatown that would be vulnerable to rent increases from the ripple effects of condo towers. This community is vulnerable to the ripple effects of gentrification, especially considering that many of them are seniors.