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Immigrants Feeling Push of Gentrification

Gentrification of one of Vancouver's low-cost neighborhoods in pushing immigrant populations out of the city.

'The city's secret reservoir of low-cost housing is being taken over by young Canadian-born economic refugees from Kitsilano and Fairview, who are pushing out poor refugees and immigrants from Vietnam, China and Latin America."

"A report being released today says North Mount Pleasant is potentially at risk of 'uncontrolled gentrification.'"

"The report, by the immigrant-services organization Mosaic and the housing advocate group the Pivot Legal Society, says an influx of newcomers driven to the area by rising prices in the rest of the city could displace large numbers of low-income families who have lived for years in the neighbourhood's dense collection of cheap three-storey apartments and dilapidated heritage houses."

Full Story: Refugees and immigrants crowded out

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