Houses for All: The Struggle for Social Housing in Vancouver, 1919-50

Synopsis

Houses for All is the story of the struggle for social housing in Vancouver between 1919 and 1950. It argues that, however temporary or limited their achievements, local activists pplayed a significant role in the introduction, implementation, or continuation of many early national housing programs. Ottawa's housing initiatives were not always unilateral actions in the development of the welfare state. The drive for social housing in Vancouver complemented the tradition of housing activism that already existed in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser degree, in the United States.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Vancouver, B.C.
Publication year:
  • 1994