NDP MLA Anderson says supports for vulnerable people will help tackle homelessness in Nelson

NELSON – New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says vulnerable people in Nelson will have greater access to local services which will help tackle homelessness as the community recovers from the impacts of the pandemic.

“The people of Nelson have long worked together to support those in need in our community,” said Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “I’m pleased to see this work evolving into the Coordinated Access Hub, connecting people with the services they need and making Nelson a more welcoming place to live.”

The City of Nelson is receiving $278,016 to create a new Coordinated Access Hub for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The Hub will be a one-stop shop for many of the supports and services the population needs, including employment services, housing, harm reduction and health services.

MLA Anderson says this investment is part of the Strengthening Communities Program which is providing support to 48 communities across B.C. Over $76 million will support local governments to combat the impacts of homelessness and keep their communities safe and healthy as they recover from the pandemic.

John Horgan and the BC New Democrat government is providing the support people need to build a recovery that leaves no one behind.

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