‘Decampment isn’t a solution to anything’: Report looks at toll of eviction on people who use drugs

published on April 15, 2023 by Isabella Zavarise in CTV News Vancouver

VANCOUVER – A new report is providing insight into the impact people who use drugs face after an eviction.

The report titled, “It’s no foundation, there’s no stabilization, you’re just scattered”: A qualitative study of the institutional circuit of recently-evicted people who use drugs,” surveyed dozens of people on the Downtown Eastside.

It found that evictions led to an institutional circuit of homelessness.

Study author Ryan McNeil, an associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine, told CTV News the research is timely, given the City of Vancouver’s decision to remove tents in the neighborhood…

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