Activists battling to prevent closing of Victoria rooming house
People working to end homelessness in the capital region are urging immediate action to prevent the closing of a 62-bed rooming house at the former Fairfield Hotel across from Victoria City Hall.
The board of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness passed a motion this week to protect the Fairfield for low-income housing.
“The coalition’s position is that everyone involved should work as hard as possible to ensure that those units remain part of the housing stock,” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, who co-chairs the coalition.
Source: Times Colonist