On September 30th, long-time Mount Pleasant tenants and the neighbourhood Bottle Depot will be evicted from their homes of 20+ years by the developer PortLiving. The City’s broken Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy (TRPP) does nothing to protect low-income renters facing demovictions from ending up on the street.
Nelia, Sarah, and Andrew of the Bottle Depot deserve just compensation and a stop to their evictions until they can find affordable homes in their community.
Will you join your neighbours to pressure PortLiving to negotiate with the tenants?
What this eviction means for Mount Pleasant
Developers like PortLiving have bought up properties all across Mount Pleasant – and our homes and our favourite community retailers are under threat.
Where there’s a crisis, developers and real estate moguls see an opportunity for profit. While renters and small businesses are struggling due to loss of income, developers like PortLiving prey on store closures and late rent payments to expand their portfolios. With the BC NDP lifting the provincial eviction ban and the disappearance of government relief like the Temporary Rental Subsidy and CERB, your neighbours are at risk of losing their homes and the community supports they depend on.
As small businesses fail and people are kicked out of their homes, giant companies will see an opportunity to buy up land and transform Mount Pleasant faster than we’ve ever seen before. What will become of our neighbourhood if it is drained of the people who make it home. Where will they go?