Sponsors: District of Kitimat
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Amended & Endorsed by the UBCM Membership
WHEREAS the District of Kitimat is concerned that the current economy has resulted in high rental rates and has affected the ability of residents on low and fixed incomes to acquire housing in Kitimat and throughout the region;
AND WHEREAS access to safe, affordable housing is a requirement to create healthy communities;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA petitions the Provincial Government to increase B.C Housing rental subsidies for low-income households in northern communities affected by industrial development.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has consistently endorsed resolutions seeking increased rental subsidies for low-income households, including those in northern and interior communities (2013-B53, 2013-B54, 2000-B31, 1999-A22, 1991-A13).