Vancouver Housing 1948

Vancouver Housing 1948


Title Proper F0 GR1222 BOX 072 FILE 05
Date(s) 1948
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a document drafted by the Vancouver Housing Association in 1948. “The Housing Situation in Vancouver” outlines the “crisis” faced by post-war Vancouverites searching for affordable housing. Much of the land in question is located in East Vancouver, the former home of Japanese Canadians before their forced removal.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Vancouver Housing 1948
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