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Press Release / Mar. 20, 2018

Housing First Initiatives

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and over 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness. Men, women, seniors and youth are suffering both physically and mentally. Providing the right supply of housing, with the right supports for people experiencing homelessness continues to be a top priority for the City of Vancouver.

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Research / Mar. 19, 2018

No Man is an Island: International Co-living Initiatives

“No man is an island,” is a quotation from poet John Donne's Devotions (1624): “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” While Donne unlikely expected this expression to apply to socio-economic crises in the 21st century, sharing resources are on rise. The current sharing economy ranges from rideshare initiatives such as Uber to civic crowdfunding platform Wayblaze and co-working spaces such as Impact Hub. The newest sharing concept comes as a response to the widespread affordable housing shortage - co-living.

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