COPE candidate Ellen Woodsworth faces her own housing crisis
There’s one thing taking up much of Ellen Woodsworth’s attention in addition to her duties as a Vancouver city councillor and a candidate in the November 19 civic election: she and her partner are trying to find a new home. They may face eviction.
“Oh, it’s very stressful,” Woodsworth remarked during a recent phone interview with the Straight. “There’s not a lot of places out there. It’s very expensive. There’s not a lot of choices.”
The Coalition of Progressive Electors politician has rented a unit in an East Vancouver row house for more than 32 years. She recently learned that the property has been sold.
Tenants haven’t heard yet from the new owner.
According to Woodsworth, she and her partner have also applied to five housing co-ops. However, they haven’t heard back from any of them.
“It’s a little painful subject for me,” Woodsworth said.