Research-to-Action

Atira housing helps women stay alive

Vancouver Courier
Friday, May 25, 2012

To the editor:

Re: "Social housing provider operates hotel brothels," 

Mark Hasiuk is misguided and ill-informed. The Downtown Eastside hotels he refers to offer low barrier housing to hard-to-house women. These women indeed do have "tragic histories of abuse and neglect" and the housing they are able to access provides them with a safe place to eat, sleep and live.