The Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Society organizes with tenants to improve the health, habitability, safety and prevent renovictions in SRO (Single Room Occupancy) residential hotels in Vancouver Coast Salish Territories. We help tenants organize committees in their SROs, educate tenants about their rights and help them make successful requests for repairs to landlords and regulators to get their buildings up to code. Modelled after the SRO Collaboratives in San Francisco, we hope to secure the hotels as affordable and decent homes.
Partners and Collaborators
We are grateful to have the support of many organizers and individuals. We would like to thank and acknowledge:
- Our 2019 funders: SSHRC, Vancouver Coastal Health and CAI.
- The following advocacy groups that tenants can get help from: Access Pro Bono, C.L.A.S., First United Church, and T.R.A.C.
- Our Research Advisory Board: Dr. Nicholas Blomley (SFU), Dr. Lisa Freeman (KPU), Dr. Jeff Masuda (Queen’s), Dr. Eugene McCann (SFU), and Dr. Elvin Wyly (UBC).