Housing task force committee formed

Group working to develop a preliminary plan to address the housing needs for the vulnerable populations living in Hope

In March, minister Rich Coleman, B.C. deputy premier and minister responsible for housing, announced that the governments of Canada and B.C. are committed to investing $300 million over five years to help more individuals and families to access affordable housing.

In response to this announcement, the Hope and Area Transition Society (HATS), in partnership with a number of stakeholders, including the Fraser Health Authority, the District of Hope, RCMP, and many others, are working to develop a preliminary plan to address the housing needs for the vulnerable populations living within Hope.

The goals for this community stakeholder group are to seek input and ideas on what this facility may look like, what type of client would be housed, how many units maybe required, and what other like-minded service providers may be housed in this location. Before any building is constructed due diligence, community input and consultation must be conducted to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the community. This is an exciting opportunity for Hope and Area Transition Society and the community of Hope. To join the housing task force committee, call 604-869-5111 or email gerry@hopetransition.org to be notified of upcoming meetings.

Gerry Dyble,

Hope & Area Transition Society