Federal help is needed to solve housing and homelessness crisis in Greater Victoria
May 17th, 2016 - 1:40pm
Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia announced it would be investing $30 million towards the Regional Housing Strategy, matching the $30 million commitment from the Capital Regional District.
Today, I am again pressing the federal housing and infrastructure ministers to ensure the federal government is on board as a funding partner. We need all three levels of government working together to solve this crisis so we can build long-term, permanent housing for our most vulnerable citizens.
Years of federal inaction on housing have brought us to the crisis we are at today, and with a new government that says it is committed to a National Housing Strategy, the time is now for them to take action.
Attached are my recent letters to federal ministers