Plans for new Downtown Eastside housing debated

Pete Fry, the chairperson of the Strathcona Residents’ Association, said home ownership doesn’t dictate whether a person stays in the neighbourhood and participates in the community.
“I think tenure is dictated by safe, secure, affordable housing where you’re not going to fear renoviction,” said Fry, who is more concerned that proposed increases in building heights could turn the Downtown Eastside into a real estate speculator’s market.

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