Home for one, to start

June 14, 2011 No comments yet

By Gary McKenna – The Tri-City News After two years of haggling with the provincial government and cutting through kilometres of red tape, Port Coquitlam’s Homes for Good Society has successfully housed its first client. Since the beginning of June, the organization has housed a woman in a basement suite in PoCo using funding from […]

Local homelessness project given green light

October 28, 2010 1 comment

By Jesse Johnston – News 1130 PORT COQUITLAM (NEWS1130) – It was caught up in red tape for months, but a plan to house the homeless in Port Coquitlam has now cleared all of its bureaucratic hurdles. Now that the loopholes have been closed, other communities are looking to get involved. Mayor Greg Moore borrowed […]

PoCo closer to helping homeless

October 27, 2010 No comments yet

By Jennifer McFee, Coquitlam NOW The Homes For Good Society is one step closer to its goal of ending homelessness in the Tri-Cities. Last Tuesday, the non-profit organization reached a long-awaited agreement with the Ministry of Housing that will allow plans to proceed. “That’s what we were waiting for. We really couldn’t move forward until […]

Painting picture of poverty

October 13, 2009 No comments yet

KIMBERLY SHEARON METRO VANCOUVER October 13, 2009 5:04 a.m. Metro Vancouver’s mayors renewed their call for a national affordable housing strategy as the fourth-annual Homelessness Action Week kicked off yesterday. “We’re letting people fall through the cracks … and no other country at our level is doing that,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Nearby, powerwashers […]

Call to action in Metro Vancouver’s war on homelessness

October 12, 2009 No comments yet

By Lora Grindlay, The Province October 12, 2009 9:02 PM Three Metro Vancouver mayors urged residents to pressure politicians to do something about the homeless in their communities Monday. Alice Sundberg, co-chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness said the problem crosses all Metro Vancouver boundaries. It’s estimated there are more than […]

Greg Moore on Bill Good Show

October 12, 2009 No comments yet

Greg Moore appeared on the Bill Good Show on CKNW this morning to discuss Homelessness Action Week.  Below is the audio of the interview. [audio:http://www.flickmail.ca/homesforgood/audio/2009-10-12-BillGoodShow-Homelessness.mp3]

Society wants homes for all

October 7, 2009 No comments yet

Jennifer Mcfee Coquitlam NOW Wednesday, October 07, 2009 A new non-profit society aims to permanently house all chronically homeless people in the Tri-Cities in the next five years. Announced Friday, the Homes for Good Society stems from Port Coquitlam’s action team on homelessness. The group of 22 people spent the past six months researching successful […]

EDITORIAL: Tri-City community has to pitch in to make homeless solution work

October 6, 2009 No comments yet

Tri-City News Eight years ago, service providers were shocked to learn that there were homeless people living in the Tri-Cities. At the time, a count of homeless people found 45 people living on the streets, in shelters and couch surfing with friends and family. Today, the number of homeless people is closer to 200 but […]

‘Housing First’ program could end homelessness in Tri-Cities, says PoCo mayor

October 3, 2009 No comments yet

By Gary McKenna – The Tri-City News Implementing a Housing First strategy in the Tri-Cities could end chronic homelessness in the region within five years, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore said. Housing First is an initiative that has been launched in a growing number of cities across North America and gives people access to market […]