REPORTING · 10th March 2014
On Monday, March 3rd, Mayor Joanne Monaghan made a pair of motions. Her second motion was to send a motion the NCLGA to petition the Provincial Government to increase subsidies to low income households in Northern communities affected by industrial development.
“We want to have our community healthy, we don’t want them to worry about various housing costs and those kinds of things. I think that some of the subsidies are very low and I think the Government should certainly look at those. I think that we hear all the time, down south, they are getting a lot of help building houses for affordable housing, we don’t get that here,” said Monaghan.
Councillor Corinne Scott said the motion was talking about more money for low income households, not putting more money into building affordable housing. She agreed with the motion, but Kitimat needs to get BC Housing to build affordable housing in addition to upping the subsidy.
Monaghan agreed it was just for topping up rents, but she also agreed the government needs to start supplying money for affordable housing. The motion was called and carried unanimously.
Comment by rick on 17th March 2014
till interest rates start to rise.our morgages will change.BANKS WANT THERE SHARE TO...
Comment by djerrett on 10th March 2014
The provincial government should pay a northern or intermediate living allowance.