BC Government housing announcement does not do enough for homelessness

Yesterday, BC Housing Minister Rick Coleman announced the non-profit organizations that will be running the ten single-room occupancy hotels that the province bought last spring (Read the News Release, and a CBC article, "Non-profit agencies to run low-income hotels for B.C.". Advocates are criticizing the amount of money the province is willing to put into staffing the hotels and the fact that the province is funding temporary housing rather then building permanent housing (Read David's Eby's blog). Meanwhile, the Tyee reports that there are more homeless people living outside of the Downtown Eastside and in the suburbs - "Homeless in Suburbia".