Downtown Eastside Residents Association

The Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association (DERA) is a community-directed, charitable society formed in 1973 by residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Located in the poorest urban neighbourhood in the nation, DERA has fought for 36 years to focus the attention of government, industry and the public on the key components of poverty and homelessness. We work hard for decent, secure, affordable housing, jobs, livable incomes, community and recreational facilities, park space, safer streets, and community-based neighbourhood planning.

12 East Hastings V6A 1N1