Prince Rupert must jump at affordable housing options

Prince Rupert is in need of affordable housing. The new mayor's election platform was on affordable housing.


Prince Rupert is in need of affordable housing.

The new mayor’s election platform was on affordable housing. Here is an opportunity for the city to acquire affordable housing.

The old landfill is ideal for such a project. The city needs to negotiate with Horizon North Camps to build these units in a manner which facilitates the convertion to housing units, and to absorb the cost of building the camps and services.Included in the agreement should be a covenant which would give the city claim on these units for affordable or social housing. I would also suggest lobbying the provincial government for funding and grants to operate the units once converted.

Don’t let this opportunity slip by because of negative emotion.

Len Lovering

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