Below, you will find link to some of the reference materials we’ve either read or used in some of our talking points. Please feel free to read the articles and research.
→ Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths in BC January 1, 2007 – August 31, 2016
→ Ten Year Study – Downtown East Side Residents Worse Off Despite Costly Programs
→ Study Finds 300 People Costing $26 Million
→ Supportive Housing Causes Mayhem In False Creek
→ Half of Downtown East Side Came From Somewhere Else..
→ A million per day going to DTES—2013—much higher now
→ Drug Treatment Inventory and Access
→ New Fraser Health Harm Reduction Plan
We started Cliff Avenue with 39 living in tents and 45 at the Salvation Army shelter. Right now, Maple Ridge has three low barrier facilities operating at capacity to provide 125 beds. An additional 316 homeless have been placed into 'scattered housing' throughout the community.
Add to this, the 60 individuals still living rough in ravines and wooded areas. We are doing more than other Lower Mainland community. How many homeless are we expected to house? The proposed BC Housing plan will add an additional 50 low barrier beds.
Current # Of
Proposed # Of Beds
Per 1000 People