NDP MLA Leonard says supports for vulnerable people will help tackle homelessness in the Comox Valley

COMOX VALLEY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says vulnerable people in the Comox Valley will have greater access to local services which will help tackle homelessness as the community recovers from the impacts of the pandemic.

“The willingness to support people facing challenges is one of the things that makes the Comox Valley such a great place to live,” said Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “We’re working with the regional district to connect more people to the services they rely on, building stronger and safer communities for everyone.”

The Comox Valley Regional District, in partnership with Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland, is receiving nearly $1.1 million in joint provincial and federal funding for a multi-faceted approach to tackling homelessness including more shelter beds, meeting increased demand for an existing day program, and providing extended outreach services into more rural regions.

MLA Leonard 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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