City of North Vancouver council has cleared the way for a new North Shore Neighbourhood House, bringing with it up to 18 storeys of affordable housing and a seniors respite centre.
North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP MLA Bowinn Ma called to remind council that reducing the size of the project would mean more families and individuals sleeping in cars, on the streets or staying in unsafe conditions because they have nowhere else they can go.
“Those among us who are safely and securely housed may be tempted to see this as hyperbole, but I assure you it is not. It is that serious in our communities and it does not have to be. You don’t always have a senior government partner on this issue, but you do right now,” she said.