Is BC Housing The New Riverview Hospital?

I’ve been doing some research for a story on the effects of the government closing down Riverview, and other mental health facilities- and how it helped turn Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside into the mess that it is. I found these very interesting videos interviewing a former employee/resident of Raincity housing.

Notice how he mentions BC Housing has become the new home for the mentally ill- is this a part of the problem?

There is so much to address in these videos that I just don’t know where to start. There is obviously a problem with some non-profits running buildings on-behalf of BC Housing. Janice Abbott’s lies and conflict-of-interest is only the tip of the iceberg. This guy’s story is tragic…

I’d be interested in hearing other people’s stories of their experiences at Raincity, or any BC Housing residences managed by non-profits. You can mail me confidentially, or feel free to leave a comment here.




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