This family is in crisis due to the lack of affordable housing in Victoria.
This is a one-income family of three, where Tyler Lumley works full time as a carpenter. Tammy Stephens spends her time trying to find housing. In the above video, she notes if she is not there full time with her child, the child will be removed. This family’s next option once the campground closes is to live on the streets, a dreaded anxiety-inducing option.
Sooke, too, is in a housing crisis, and there are many untold challenges here in our own little corner of the world.
What changes can be implemented in Sooke to help with housing affordability?
Read the original CHEK News article and video here.
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- SPN Takeaways, Regular Council Meeting May 24, 2016