Latest News from Outsiders Inn

Clean up continues after pizza party and talk of guns.

Don't talk about, be about it. 

Another 10 bags of trash cleaned up along the guard rail, by myself this time. It's only been a few days since I had been down there but things are always happening and changing down at the guard rail.  The rumor on social media was that the evictions still happened.    I spoke with the police, I spoke with Share, and I spoke to those I consider my family camping outside. As I had suspected... there were no evictions. None. Period.

So what WAS happening down on the guard rail over the last few days?

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Evictions Averted!

Earlier this week we posted about the possible evictions of the persons camping on the guard rail outside of the Share House. I am HAPPY and proud to say that these evictions will NOT be happening at this time!

For those who don't know, camping on the streets around Share House never used to be allowed. Police harassment, illegal camping citations, and city and neighbor complaints all went into making people without homes feel as though they were criminals. Along with the downtown waterfront developments, the increase of homeless people, the issue of decreasing available affordable housing in the area, along with the lawsuit against City and County for not following due process when it comes to handling homeless people's belongings has led to a more tolerant attitude from all involved. They can no longer just push it away and not face it, but at the same time they are also ill-equipped to deal with all the accompanying issues they are facing, so there has been many problems that have arisen because of this.

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Homeless Evictions in Vancouver - The Real Story.

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So we happened to notice today an older video from back in July (video link here) being passed around that shows large equipment carrying out trash from around the neighboring property lines around the Share House. Comments seemed to be suggesting there are "homeless evictions" happening right now. Not exactly true.

When we saw the video and comments we realized there are probably some other posts on various groups that are trying to "stir up the drama" by misrepresenting some of the conversations that were being had with the guys down in the guard rail area this week by adding a little video twist to try to generate fear, or donations, or both.  Either way, I would like to let you know this particular video is from clean-up work done back in early July and is probably being used as some sideshow drama for a real situation that is in the process of being addressed between The Share House, the neighboring business property owners and the people camping & staying along the guard rails and fence lines. 

Here is the real story on what is happening...

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