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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City should take on greater role in housing

‘Affordable housing’ isn’t affordable for many who need it, says letter writer

To the editor,

What with the pandemic now almost a year old, one can’t help but wonder why Nanaimo city council has, to date, failed to provide housing for not only the homeless, but also for the unfortunates afflicted by mental health issues.

If city council thinks that predicting the construction of so-called affordable housing at the cost of over $1,000 per month will help those with government monthly pensions of roughly $700, then one has the right to consider that the council members live in a bubble different than that of reality.

In these days of uncertainties, focused leadership is not only vital but expected by both taxpayers and those less fortunate.

John Perdriel, Nanaimo


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