Current rental stock is not in good condition, and some buildings are poorly maintained and hazardous.
New housing is unaffordable. Not enough new social housing units are being built, and current waitlists for existing social housing are getting longer. People also have difficulty applying for social housing due to language barriers.
People are being evicted to make way for people with higher incomes, which deepens economic disparity. There is not enough quality, affordable housing in Chinatown for residents who are forced to relocate.
Long-time residents are anxious and sad about being displaced where they will be far from the friends, services, and businesses that they rely on for their everyday needs.