CCAP's report on the Downtown Eastside finds residents facing new forms of discrimination

This year’s Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) hotel and housing report found that SROs in the DTES are more expensive than ever and that fewer still are available to low-income individuals looking for rooms.

Increasingly, residents looking for rooms find new forms of discrimination instead. Many hotel owners are attempting to get rid of current low-income tenants so they can renovate rooms and raise rents to the highest rate the market will allow. This means these rooms are unavailable to many on welfare, disability and basic pension. These “improved” buildings tend to cater to students and workers, advertise online only, and have intensive screening processes designed to filter out low-income individuals.

Read the whole report below.