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Little Mountain: A Fight for Social Housing

Dominion Stories, →2010 Olympics

 Little Mountain is the oldest public housing site in Vancouver, home to families and a rich community for over 60 years. What was once public land has been sold to private developers who plan to evict all of the tenats and demolish the site.

The Steenhuisen family have lived in Little Mountain for close to 50 years and are not leaving without a fight. Along with support from community advocates and city council members, the Steenhuisens fight for social housing in a city that is rapidly losing affordable homes. 

"Little Mountain" recently premiered at the World Community Film Festival where it was awarded a Festival Favorite. 

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ittle Mountain: A Fight for Social Housing

Everyone wants to become a homeowner, but you don't necessarily have to buy a house. In fact, many people neglect a way to purchase a residence that goes often neglected, and is way cheaper. You could try looking at condominiums. In many cities, you can buy a condo for half the price of a home. The only thing is that you often do have to join the Home Owner Association, and some of them are vicious rats that should have been dragged out and disposed of long ago, and the dues are about a payday loans worth every month. That said, there are benefits of buying a condo – no yard, for instance – that traditional homes don't offer.

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