Homeless couples say poor housing and shelter options mean tough choices

Kerry Bamberger, an unhoused person living in Vancouver, says she and her partner of 10 years want to be sheltered.

But Bamberger, 46, says there aren’t enough shelter spaces in Vancouver that cater to couples and allow them to live together in dignity.

For that reason, she and her partner are living in a tent in Crab Park at the edge of the Downtown Eastside.

“I would not take [shelter] unless my partner can be where I am,” Bamberger said. “It’s better for us to work on it together and have each other than to separate and then really have nothing.”

Kerry Bamberger, a resident of a tent encampment at Crab Park,

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