The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) meets every Friday at 11:15 on the 3rd floor of the Carnegie Centre. Join us! (Meeting in English).
The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is a project of the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association. CCAP works mostly on housing, income, and land use issues in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver so that the area can remain a low income friendly community. CCAP works with DTES residents in speaking out on their own behalf for the changes they would like to see in their neighbourhood.
** Read the 2015 CCAP Hotel Survey and Housing Report: “Our Homes Can’t Wait”
Chinatown Concern Group
In 2013, we hired a Cantonese-speaking organizer, King-mong Chan and after a year of
initial meetings and conversations, the Chinese-speaking residents-based Chinatown Concern Group formed in 2014. The Chinatown Concern Group consists mainly of Chinese residents of Chinatown and Downtown Eastside, and works with others in Chinatown to get more housing that low-income Chinese seniors can afford and to preserve Chinatown businesses that cater to the low income Chinese community. The group organizes through meetings, discussions, and action, to protect Chinatown.
You can read more about the Concern Group, here:
In 2015 the Concern group initiated a petition campaign calling for an immediate moratorium on all new market development projects in Chinatown until there is comprehensive community consultation and clear policies to protect the future of Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Unite4Chinatown | 團結為唐人街
Unite4Chinatown is a campaign was launched by the Chinatown Concern Group in response to how gentrification is transforming Chinatown and threatening its future. Join us in calling for the protection of Chinatown’s character, heritage, and cultural assets!
Signatures are continually being collected. You can sign the petition, here. There is also a paper form for those without internet access – the paper petition also calls for changes in policies for low-income housing:
View/Download Paper Petition
The petition calls for:
1) AN IMMEDIATE MORATORIUM ON MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN CHINATOWN until there is comprehensive community consultation and clear policies to protect the future of Vancouver’s Chinatown.
2) CREATE INCLUSIONARY ZONING POLICY to require that at least 50% of all new housing built in Chinatown are developed as social housing
3) DEFINE SOCIAL HOUSING IN CHINATOWN to mean housing in which all units are rented at rates no higher than $375/month (for singles)
Notes: One does not need to agree with all three points to sign the paper petition (simply circle the points you agree with). If you have already signed the paper petition, you do not need to sign the online petition as well
- Development Update in Chinatown (as of Dec. 19, 2014)
- Background Information on the Petition (English | 中文)
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