Social housing plan cause for concern

Re: Site unveiled for north-end social housing and Housing needs open minds, Opinion, Sept. 15.

To the Editor,

Re: Site unveiled for north-end social housing and Housing needs open minds, Opinion, Sept. 15.

I agree that we do need supported housing in Nanaimo and I think that the one on 10th Street is in a perfect spot, as it is situated in a sparsely populated area. But does the one on Uplands Drive have to be across from and beside seniors?

Due to the lack of public consultation and input so far from people in the area, there is a feeling of terror and confusion about the whole thing.

I have seen and heard outrage and a lot of scared tears. There are two schools nearby. Also families with young children.

Every time the subject comes up in the paper, you read about it being next to a firehall and a seniors’ centre. There is also a large population of seniors across and all through the area.

I think it was ill-considered to even plan such a project in this area. Surely, the city has other properties available for use that are not in such close proximity to our children, schools and seniors.

I fear for their health, safety and future there.

Dagmar Wichary

Nanaimo