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LETTER: Council decision on supportive housing ‘shameful’ says HATS board

Editor: The Hope and Area Transition Society is very disappointed in the…

  • Dec 11, 2020

 

Slippers, socks and soup are the focus for Hope Secondary School’s senior leadership students during a November donation drive. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Slippers, socks and soup sought by students

Hope Secondary leadership students did some sleuthing to figure out what was needed in the community

 

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LETTER: Intelligence, human decency needed in supportive housing debate

Editor: I’m writing this to comment on the article in last week’s…

  • Nov 21, 2020

 

Mayor and council heard from community members about proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Nov. 3 and 4. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Mayor and council gauge public opinion on supportive housing plans

Two days of public hearings wrapped up Nov. 4, with over 25 speakers and over 100 written submissions

Mayor and council heard from community members about proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Nov. 3 and 4. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Mayor and council heard from 10 community members about the proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Monday, Nov. 3. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Lower than expected attendance at Hope hearings into supportive housing proposal

Two days of hearings at the Hope Legion Hall started off with 12 residents speaking to Mayor and council

Mayor and council heard from 10 community members about the proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Monday, Nov. 3. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Mats are laid out on the floor in the Thunderbird Motel’s common area in December 2018, when up to 11 people per night came in during the extreme weather response. This year the Hope and Area Transition Society cannot activate this response or provide these spaces due to COVID-19 space constraints and a shelter at near-full capacity. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

No place for people to escape extreme weather in Hope, due to COVID space constraints

Normally 10 to 15 additional spaces open up when temps go below zero or wet, cold weather persists

Mats are laid out on the floor in the Thunderbird Motel’s common area in December 2018, when up to 11 people per night came in during the extreme weather response. This year the Hope and Area Transition Society cannot activate this response or provide these spaces due to COVID-19 space constraints and a shelter at near-full capacity. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard