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Residents For #SupportiveHousing in Langley, BC

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Please sign this petition to show you are for helping give homeless people a hand up with this supportive housing project in Langley, BC. 

Project Overview (1)
The Quality Inn at 6465-201 Street in the Township of Langley has been purchased and is undergoing renovation by BC Housing to convert the existing 50-room hotel into 49 units of supportive housing and programming space, and an office for a new Intensive Case Management (ICM) team. 

About the Project (1)
This proposal is a response to the growing need in Langley for housing to transition individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness from shelters, the street, and unstable housing, into housing with supports, and ultimately into independent housing. A March 2017 homeless count found 206 individuals experiencing homelessness in the City and Township of Langley.

Public Input
A public hearing will be held on December 5th at the Township Civic Facility beginning at 6pm. Please come to show your support, WEAR GREEN, and consider speaking! The level of support at the meeting will likely influence consideration of the re-zoning application that BC Housing has submitted to the Township of Langley. By wearing green, you can contribute support through visual impact, especially important if you would rather not speak. Thinking about speaking? Let us know and get ideas for talking points here

Reasons to Back the Project

A 2017 homeless count shows homelessness in the Langleys is up 124% from 2014 (2). 

Given the status quo, homeless individuals cost the system an estimated $55,000/year. It costs $37,000/year to provide them with housing and supports (3). 

Supportive housing relieves pressures on first responders and the criminal justice system. 

It's the right thing to do. 

 

1) https://www.bchousing.org/partner-services/public-engagement/langley-supportive

2) http://www.langleytimes.com/news/langley-third-highest-for-growth-in-homeless-population/

3) http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2007/Housing_Support_for_MHA_Adults.pdf

 



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