The Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Project is working to improve habitability and prevent renovictions in SRO hotels in Vancouver Coast Salish Territories. Our strategy is to start organizing within the worst of the worst – the privately-owned SROs. We bring tenants together to file complaints for safety and management conditions at the Residential Tenancy Branch and to support City Inspectors’ efforts, where possible, to bring buildings up to code. Modelled after the SRO Collaboratives in San Francisco, we hope to help build a stronger renters movement here. We have a little bit of funding to get this project going. If this project is useful to tenants, we’ll continue to develop it.
SRO Collaborative is a project of Atira.
Photo by Still Alive at the Regent.