Poor women challenge city councillors to house swap

In July, women in the Downtown Eastside challenged Vancouver City council members to a House Swap. In a (Link removed - No longer exists) letter, the Power to Women group challenged the councillors to live for eight weeks off $610 a month in a hotel and on the street with no extra support. So far none of the city councillors have taken up the challenge. An article on The Dominion news site, "Downtown Eastside Women Ask Politicians for Housing Swap," goes into more detail about the conditions poor women are facing in Vancouver.