Need Shelter Now? Raising the Roof

Homelessness cash could be used to subsidize rents

Much of the windfall cash offered to Comox Valley Regional District to help address homelessness and create healthy communities could be used to subsidize rents. Tom Grant, the chair of the three-person CVRD committee charged with making recommendations on how the money should be spent, said $174,000 of the original… Keep reading »

Proposals sought to create subsidized housing proposals for Comox Valley

At its first meeting Tuesday, a select committee consisting of three members of the Comox Valley Regional District board directed staff to draft a Request for Proposal that seeks a subsidized, scattered housing approach with supports for homeless individuals. The committee includes Comox director Tom Grant — who was declared… Keep reading »

New committee decision ‘turns blind eye to work of task force’

Regional District directors have confirmed they will set up a threeperson select committee to recommend ways of spending most of a $300,000 windfall. The money has been offered to it by Vancouver Island Health Authority specifically to help the homeless and support healthy communities. But the decision has not impressed… Keep reading »


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