Houses for All: The Struggle for Social Housing in by Jill Wade

By Jill Wade

Houses for All is the tale of the fight for social housing in Vancouver among 1919 and 1950. It argues that, even if transitority or constrained their achievements, neighborhood activists pplayed an important position within the advent, implementation, or continuation of many early nationwide housing courses. Ottawa's housing projects weren't consistently unilateral activities within the improvement of the welfare country. The force for social housing in Vancouver complemented the culture of housing activism that already existed within the uk and, to a lesser measure, within the usa.

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Although at least fifty of these men had problems with The Housing Problem in the 1930s 45 alcohol, the majority searched for work. A third jungle, located on National Harbour Board property near Dunlevy Avenue, accommodated about 200 young men generally 'of a good type/ Approximately 100 men inhabited shacks scattered around the fourth jungle, situated at the Great Northern Railway sidings. 27 As well, they supplied facilities for personal hygiene, meals, and clothing and, in varying degrees, medical care, laundry, fumigation of bedding and clothing, and religious and educational programs.

7 per cent in 1933,11 but diminished after 1935 as the local economy improved slightly and the population began to grow again. 12 Thus, until the very end of the decade, availability alone was not the major housing problem. Nonetheless, the full occupancy rate of 1939 - resulting from an earlier lapse in construction, a swelling population, and better economic conditions - created a troublesome legacy for Vancouver's residents in the 1940s. ' Lagging far behind with payments, they did without food, sold off their clothing, and expected to be evicted at any moment.

Figure 4 In the early 1900s, single male Chinese labourers lived in small, crowded rooms, where they shared cooking facilities and slept on low bunks with cotton quilts and mats. The men who lived in this room supported themselves by laundering and repairing clothes. Housing in Pre-Depression Vancouver 21 Usually, groups of men from the same family, village, or district in China shared premises. 31 They prepared meals in communal cooking facilities and slept on low bunks with cotton quilts and Chinese mats.

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