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The Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Society is working to improve habitability, safety and prevent renovictions in SRO hotels in Vancouver Coast Salish Territories. We organize in the privately-owned SROs by bringing tenants together to file complaints for safety and management conditions at the Residential Tenancy Branch and to support City Inspectors’ efforts, where possible, to bring buildings up to code. Having focused for 2 years on the ‘worst of the worst’ privately-owned SROs, we are expand- ing our work to include the Powell Street Historic Japanese Canadian Neighbourhood (Paueru Gai/パウエル街).