There is no doubt that housing is likely the biggest issue in this year’s municipal election, but a local advocacy group wants to remind everyone that affordable housing should be available for all individuals in the community.
The Housing be Mine Society is holding an educational forum next week, Housing for Everyone, about the desperate need for additional housing for everyone, particularly those with intellectual disabilities who face many additional barriers.
Noting the B.C. government continues to provide an unrealistic amount for rent within in the disability monthly assistance cheque, the society says those with intellectual disabilities simply need a home like just like everyone else.
A recent report by a research company reported to Delta council that the community has more than 10,000 Delta residents currently living below the poverty line, the society notes, adding Housing be Mine is hosting the community-led forum to provides an opportunity for open dialogue and idea-sharing around how to address critical housing needs.
The conversation is to also look through a “new lens” that highlights housing options for everyone, including families, seniors, people with disabilities and other individuals.
The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children, 5050-47th Ave., Ladner.
Registration is free for the event, which takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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