I suggest we confiscate ALL THE EMPTY CONDOS (because obviously these people don't need them) and put them in a lottery and we take all the people living in absolute and relative homelessness we put those in another hat and we HAVE AN EMPTY CONDO LOTTERY!!
(I can't wait to get my condo!! ) hee!! hee!!
Seriously though Homelessness is not a joking matter even if these condo owners obviously do!!
EMPTY CONDO LOTTERY TODAY!!
That would put an END to this really FAST!!
You get caught leaving your place empty- boom! confiscated and given to someone who needs and deserves a home. MAKES SENSE TO ME!!
Homelessness in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a social crisis that has been rapidly accelerating over the last decade.
According to the United Nations, homelessness can either be relative or absolute. Absolute homelessness describes people living in absence of proper physical shelter. Relative homelessness describes people living in poor conditions of health or security, including an absence of both personal safety and steady income despite having physical shelter to reside in.
As of 2011, roughly 2,651 people in Vancouver are subject to one of these types of homelessness, or are transitioning between them. Homelessness as a social issue in Vancouver originated from federal funding cuts to affordable housing.
After market housing increased, the cost of housing became one of Vancouver's main causes of homelessness, alongside lack of income. The homeless population in Vancouver have developed or previously suffered from mental health and addiction issues, and they are subjected to high amounts of crime-related victimization.
There have been several approaches to reducing the homeless population in Metro Vancouver by the city and other organizations. As of 2011, the rate of homelessness in Vancouver has stopped increasing, but it is not being reduced either.