It’s no secret that Greater Victoria is one of the least affordable housing markets in the country, but what does that mean for those living in poverty? Many Victorians are experiencing or at risk of homelessness due to the lack of affordable housing and forced to use food banks and live in sub-standard housing to make ends meet. Continue reading
One of the most important factors driving homelessness in Greater Victoria is the cost of housing. Many individuals and families with lower incomes have difficulty affording rent, putting them at risk of being homeless and forcing them to reduce costs elsewhere. One way many save on monthly expenses is to access food banks. The number accessing food banks is a strong indicator of how many are at risk of homelessness in our community. Continue reading
New Year. New housing project.
Last year the Coalition announced our Housing Priority List – a list of Greater Victoria housing projects that are priorities for the Coalition. Atop that list was the Hope Centre in Sooke, so we are excited to see the project coming together and wanted to share the details with you. Continue reading