Now that they have pressured the Government for hotels, the regular bunch of local loons want free housing for everyone who wants it and urge you to support them.
- Focus economic recovery stimulus spending on building a robust non-market housing system. Within six to 12 months, provide permanent non-market housing with health and social care as needed, to everyone in BC experiencing homelessness - including women, trans and gender diverse people, including those who are escaping domestic violence and including those who do sex work - by converting hotels, motels, apartments, office buildings, and any other appropriate properties into non-market housing, as well as building permanent, high-quality, energy-efficient homes affordable to people who live on income support and minimum wage jobs.
- Cancel rent debt that has been incurred as a result of lost incomes, and suspend rent for the remainder of the state of emergency. Prevent a mass eviction, foreclosure and homelessness crisis by freezing mortgage payments, extending the ban on evictions and rent increases, and connecting rent control to the unit instead of the tenant.
I see the usual set of CoV Councillors are part of this, along with the "UBC Social Justice Centre".
So funny to see that there was no cost or logistics associated with this. They stated that there are 8,000 homeless and "probably double this". So we need to build and run 16,000 units. Then we have thrown on an "as well" at the end of the rambling request to to build housing for those making minimum wage and on income support. How many units is this? What is the capital cost and what is the operating cost?
We are also going to "Cancel rent debt". How does this work? Mom and Dan have rented their basement and now can't pay their mortgage because someone in the "UBC Social Justice Centre" has waived their magic wand? Oh....they have that covered though because they can just go "freezing mortgage payments".
What on earth is going on at UVIC and UBC to produce something one would expect from an Elementary School student?
Edited by On the Level, 30 June 2020 - 05:02 PM.