Andrea Craddock

Articles by Andrea Craddock

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANo new social housing from the Province – 3 community views

with Harold Lavender and Jean Swanson

In response to BC’s Housing Minister Rich Coleman’s statement that “we (the government) don’t build social housing anymore”, the Campbell River, Courtenay & District Labour Council says, shame on you. Housing is a basic human need to live and function in society. Diversifying housing through townhouses, row-houses, apartments, secondary suites, and compact single-family homes on small lots all make sense and although many of these options pre-exist, the need for new housing also exists. Many of the current social housing complexes in Campbell River have not been kept up and the wait time on repairs and upgrades is atrocious. Some of these complexes could be renovated but many should be torn down and built again. Upgrading housing to greener standards would strive to make homes healthier and more efficient. (…)


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