Thursday, July 26, 2018

Vancouver, BC Homeless Problem Up Close and Personal

Before-and-after photos show how a
major city’s homelessness crisis
can spiral out of control

An article in Business Insider - July 24, 2018

Modcoach Note: This is a problem many modular housing factories are working with developers and non-profits to solve, especially on the West Coast of North America.

In 2018, more than 2,100 people live on the streets of Vancouver, Canada - a record number for the city.

Over the past three years, homelessness in the Greater Vancouver area has also increased by 30%, a figure that's on-par with other major North American metro areas struggling with their own growing homelessness crises, like New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle.

The reasons behind urban homelessness are complicated. But experts have pointed to income inequality and gentrification, shortages in tax subsidies for affordable housing, and rising mental healthcare costs that make services less accessible.

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