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Ucluelet tackles housing shortage with pilot project allowing people to live in RVs

Pat Kauwell, 64, is facing eviction from his RV on private property in the Nanaimo area, because living in the RV violates the zoning bylaws of the Regional District of Nanaimo. Ucluelet is launching a pilot project to allow people to temporarily live in RVs, amid a significant housing shortage for seasonal workers. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/ucluelet-tackles-housing-shortage-with-pilot-project-allowing-people-to-live-in-rvs-1.24313001 Continue reading Ucluelet tackles housing shortage with pilot project allowing people to live in RVs

Incentives to build affordable housing coming to Nanaimo

Nanaimo is moving closer to providing developers with incentives to build much-needed affordable housing. The carrots would be points — or credits — which developers would accumulate through providing amenities in a proposal. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/incentives-to-build-affordable-housing-coming-to-nanaimo-1.24327101 Continue reading Incentives to build affordable housing coming to Nanaimo

Parksville groups to provide free bottles of water during extreme heat

Salvation Army, task force on homelessness to help keep people hydrated The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness will help vulnerable residents stay hydrated during extreme heat with free bottles of water. (Submitted photo) The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army, working in partnership with the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, will be providing bottled water to those … Continue reading Parksville groups to provide free bottles of water during extreme heat

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Research suggests that there is a correlation between acquired brain injury and homelessness

Someone in Canada suffers a serious traumatic brain injury every 3three minutes of every day. That’s almost 165,000 serious brain injuries per year. This does not include concussions, non-traumatic brain injuries, military injuries, or unreported cases. https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/june-is-brain-injury-awareness-month-research-suggests-that-there-is-a-correlation-between-acquired-brain-injury-and-homelessness-3838521 Continue reading June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Research suggests that there is a correlation between acquired brain injury and homelessness

Kamloops Campout to End Youth Homelessness raised record amount

The $150,000 in donations will support Safe Suites, which provides 24/7 supportive housing to six youth, ongoing programs for youth across the community and future projects that will aim to provide supportive housing for even more vulnerable youth in Kamloops. https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/community/2020-campout-to-end-youth-homelessness-event-raised-record-amount-1.24298600 Continue reading Kamloops Campout to End Youth Homelessness raised record amount