Urgent action is needed to address the growing homelessness crisis, yet the federal government continues to drag their feet on this issue.
Numbers don’t lie. BC only got 0.5% of funds from finalized agreements through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund. Only two applications were finalized. It was absolutely shocking to see the numbers. The truth is, though, we already suspected that BC was not getting the kind of resources that we need to support and address our homelessness crisis.
Alberta and Quebec have been shut out of the fund altogether, while Ontario has received 94% of the nearly $1.5 billion so far.
To learn more about these figures, please read Dan Fumano's recent coverage of this important story in the Vancouver Sun.