Comox Valley Regional district supports housing program

The Comox Valley Regional District will send a letter to request continued financial support for a scattered housing program.

The Comox Valley Regional District will send a letter to Island Health board chair Don Hubbard, BC Housing, MLA Don McRae and MP John Duncan to request continued financial support for a scattered housing program of the Dawn Action on Homelessness Society.

The program houses marginalized individuals in rental units throughout the Valley. District funds — which came from a one-time Island Health grant — have helped Dawn to Dawn exceed its goal of housing 18 clients over a two-year period. Since last spring, Dawn to Dawn has housed 23 individuals. Most contribute $375 towards monthly rent.

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The CVRD board approved a bylaw amendment to fund the Comox Valley Crime Stoppers program with funds from the victim services program. Over the past 25 years, tips received through Crime Stoppers have helped police bring numerous criminals to justice.

The organization requires an ongoing contribution of $12,000 — which will cost 29 cents a year for homeowners with property assessed at $300,000.


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