Please stand with the courageous tenants of Little Mountain by helping them fight this unjust eviction!
- BC Housing and the City of Vancouver
I just signed the following petition addressed to: BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.
STOP THE EVICTION OF LITTLE MOUNTAIN TENANTS
All the remaining families at Vancouver's Little Mountain Housing have been issued eviction notices. BC Housing is seeking to evict the tenants by September 30th 2012.
These last four families remain onsite today only because they took a stand against the travesty of justice that occurred at Little Mountain in 2009. At that time 220 of 224 families were displaced from Little Mountain, many of them bullied, and all but one building was demolished. Four families opted to stay, saying that the demolition was premature & unnecessary. Time has proven them right: for three years, the 15-acre site has sat empty, and even today redevelopment is still years away.
Just as the community destruction in 2009 was unnecessary, this summer's eviction notices are also unnecessary. It is a simple matter for replacement social housing to be constructed without evicting the final four families. Eviction is only a point of convenience for both BC Housing and the developer, Holborn.
These particular families have been inspirational and outspoken community advocates. By keeping vigil over the site, they have helped hold the government and developer to their word.
I support the simple simple call of Little Mountain tenants:
(1) Cancel the eviction notices and allow remaining tenants to stay onsite until new social housing units are ready for occupancy
(2) Save and upgrade the last building to become a fabulous, local community history museum, or a community history & arts centre
Tristan Markle started this petition with a single signature, and now has 523 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.