Comment: Victoria makes right move on homelessness


A comment in today’s Times Colonist from the Coalition’s Andrew Wynn-Williams.

The recommendations presented to Victoria city council last week by the mayor’s task force on affordable housing represent an important step toward ending homelessness in Greater Victoria. The focus of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness has been those experiencing chronic homelessness. Because so much public attention on this issue is focused on matters of mental health or substance use, there is a tendency to underestimate the impact of the broader issue of housing affordability and the connection to emergency-shelter use.

Comment: Victoria makes right move on homelessness

Source: Times Colonist

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