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Olympic Village Blasted for Missing Affordable Housing Targets
When the Olympic Village was first announced, city leaders sais two-thirds of its housing would be "affordable".
"The City of Vancouver announced today (December 22) that the first tenants have started moving into market rental and social housing units at the former athlete's village site.
Tristan Markle, an organizer with the group Vancouver Action, said while it is heartening when people who really need housing get it, the units are "nowhere near" the two-thirds proportion of affordable housing originally announced by former mayor Sam Sullivan.
'It's more tokenism now than it is actually a mixed income neighbourhood,' said Markle."