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Stefania Seccia

Stefania Seccia

Stefania Seccia is the managing editor of Megaphone Magazine.

Stories by Stefania Seccia


Running for Council, Judy Graves Vows to Bring Back the ‘Dream’ of Vancouver

Vision has ‘lost interest’ in homelessness, says longtime advocate and OneCity Vancouver candidate.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Jul 2017


Four Principles that Can End Chronic Homelessness

Evidence from the US shows that everyone can be housed with a smart, effective approach.

By Stefania Seccia, 1 Jun 2017


Where Is Homelessness on the Ballot?

BC Liberal, NDP and Greens challenged to address growing and record-breaking crisis.

By Stefania Seccia, 6 May 2017


Six Ways to End Homelessness in BC

A plan and a commitment can go a long way to lessen the crisis on the streets. Last in a series.

By Stefania Seccia, 21 Apr 2017


What If We Acted as Though Homelessness Were a Real Emergency?

Cities that have tried it in the United States have made headway.

By Stefania Seccia, 12 Apr 2017


Housing ‘the Largest Single Commitment’ in Morneau’s Budget

But funding falls short of homelessness needs.

By Christopher Cheung, Katie Hyslop, Stefania Seccia and Chris Wood, 22 Mar 2017


To End Homelessness, Prevent It from Happening in the First Place

Early diagnosis, access to multiple supports keep people off the street.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Mar 2017


‘Red Zones’ Set the Marginalized Up for More Trouble, Study Finds

One in five court-ordered release conditions restrict where a person can go — with harsh results.

By Stefania Seccia, 1 Mar 2017


We’re Losing What ‘SRO’ Hotels Can Do Right

For some, much-maligned ‘single-room occupancy’ means independent shelter within their budget. And it’s vanishing.

By Stefania Seccia, 13 Feb 2017


No, Homelessness Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

Calgary and other cities are ‘wrapping’ their citizens in help, starting with shelter. It works.

By Stefania Seccia, 16 Jan 2017


Extreme-Weather-Only Shelters in Vancouver Are Not Enough, Advocates Say

One east-side ‘warming centre’ saw more than 1,300 visits over 10-day cold snap.

By Stefania Seccia, 9 Jan 2017


Yes! In My Backyard!

A commitment to neighbourliness eases resistance to new supportive housing. Part of a series.

By Stefania Seccia, 5 Dec 2016


Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought

Canada’s first national survey of homeless youth calls out the ‘myth’ of wilful runaways.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Nov 2016


Rethinking Tent Cities as a Help in Housing Crisis, Not a Nuisance

Activists say BC should follow Portland, Seattle in allowing shelter under polycotton.

By Stefania Seccia, 7 Nov 2016


In Vancouver, Another Tent City Is Dismantled

West Hastings camp is gone, sending some residents to shelter beds, others back to parks and alleys.

By Stefania Seccia, 29 Oct 2016


As Shelters Overflow, Vancouver Sweeps Out Homeless Campers

City swept tents from Oppenheimer Park as storms closed in and emergency shelters reported they were full.

By Stefania Seccia, 14 Oct 2016


Facing Homelessness Emergency, Seattle Weighs Bylaw Protecting Rights of Campers

Ordinance ‘totally applicable to Vancouver,’ says housing rights lawyer.

By Stefania Seccia, 19 Sep 2016


West Hastings ‘Tent City’ Could Be Around for Years

Meanwhile in Victoria, residents are packing up ‘Super InTent City’ after nine months to move into social housing.

By Stefania Seccia, 4 Aug 2016