Following a recent report on the cost of those sleeping rough in Victoria Parks, Victoria council is looking at new solutions.

Microhousing and temporary shelter will be considered in the City of Victoria as potential solutions to homelessness and people sleeping in city parks. This Thursday, council will also consider quadrupling the city’s 2015 contribution to affordable housing from $250,000 to $1 million, with additional funds provided from the 2014 surplus and earmarked in the housing reserve for the creation of new interim and permanent housing supports.

Read the article: Council eyes more money for housing

Source: Victoria News

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