Affordable housing

Published January 2, 2008

Toronto Anglicans have been urged to contact their local member of provincial parliament to express concerns about affordable housing and poverty issues in the diocese.

“Recent research has shown that up to 75 per cent of seniors on waiting lists for long term care facilities could continue to live in the community if there were affordable and supportive housing options for them,” said Terry McCullum, executive director of LOFT Community Services. “Yet virtually no new supportive housing has been created for seniors over the past eight years, despite promises. As the church, we should advocate for the most needy in our community.”

Sue Ann Elite of St. Barnabas, Chester, who organized a meeting with her local MPP in late November, said “If we don’t keep up the pressure, who’s going to do it? We can’t leave it to someone else.”


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