The Crown corporation responsible for British Columbia's subsidized housing has prepared a confidential document assessing the homeless-related risks associated with the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Much of that document was blacked out before being released to Public Eye because it includes government "policy advice or recommendations." But what we do know is the British Columbia Housing Management Commission has identified nine such risks, assessing their:
* possible consequences;
* likelihood (rare, unlikely, possible, likely or almost certain);
* severity (insignificant, minor, moderate, major or catastrophic);
* tolerance (low, medium or high)
* treatment options
And we know what two of those risks are. According to the document, road closures during the Olympics may mean the homeless could "encounter delays accessing shelters in red zones." And there could also be a "shortage of emergency shelter beds" due to an "influx of persons" to the Lower Mainland.