Regional district receives VIHA funding

The Comox Valley Regional District is to receive $300,000 from the Vancouver Island Health Authority for initiatives to address homelessness and to support healthy communities.

VIHA has provided one-time funding grants to six other districts and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. Each amount is based on need, and a review of resources and services in communities.

“Adequate and safe housing for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is a key first step in providing individuals with health, mental health and/or addictions services,” VIHA board chair Don Hubbard said in a news release.

One-time grant funding allocations provided to regional districts and to the coalition for community homelessness and healthy communities initiatives are as follows:

• Strathcona Regional District $300,000

• Comox Valley Regional District $300,000

• Regional District  of Nanaimo $340,000

• Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District $805,000

• Cowichan Valley Regional District $580,000

• Capital Regional District $150,000

• Mount Waddington  Regional District $725,000

• Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness $200,000.



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