I see the housing crisis as one of the biggest issues right now affecting our community. I see it taking a balanced approach from local government to create the environment to support private and non-profit solutions.
The Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness has worked hard over the past few years to create not only a great strategic plan, but also the culture of cooperation between it’s member agencies. With our Provincial and Federal Governments finally stepping up and taking responsibility, now is the time to make sure we are taking full advantage of any opportunities that are available – as well as creating our own opportunities.
As your mayor I will work hard to build the partnerships to ensure we maximize affordable housing in the Comox Valley.
Government is complex. Solutions are even more difficult. I thrive and am most effective in this environment.
People with low to moderate incomes and those at risk of homelessness in the Comox Valley, including Indigenous peoples, now have more affordable housing options and better opportunities that come with stable housing.read more
B.C. has launched a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot that is focused on attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic development needs and encourage investments outside urban areas, says the Province.read more
Photo left- right: AFC Project Manager- Cheryl, Courtenay Comox MLA- Ronna Rae Leonard, Roger Kishi - Wachiay Friendship Centre, Courtenay Mayor- Bob Wells, M'akola- Kevin Albers, AFC Site Super.- Dave. People at risk of homelessness, including those who are...read more