Sylvia Lindgren, NDP candidate

BC ELECTION 2017: BC NDP candidate responds

What would you do to immediately improve the situation of affordable housing in our region?

What would you do to immediately improve the situation of affordable housing in our region?

Affordable housing is one of the most important factors in reducing poverty and research supports that secure housing is an important step in treating mental health and addictions issues, key factors in homelessness

Homelessness and poverty are costing this province between $8 and $9 billion a year in lost tax revenue and added costs like emergency health care, crime and social supports.

We know investing in poverty reduction saves us all money and reduces the strain on both health services and social supports.

John Horgan and the BC NDP have a plan to build 114,000 affordable and social housing units.

Helping people into homes improves health outcomes, helps children succeed in school, and improves overall mental health, helping people reach their full potential.