People are living in the woods
The City of Parksville, and the RDN have purchased a property on Corfield Street in Parksville for an affordable and supportive housing project.
The cost to purchase the land was too steep for Parksville alone, so the Regional District of Nanaimo agreed to fund the cost of the land based on tax assessments, by providing a grant-in-aid to the City for 700,000 dollars.
Bill Veenhof, chair of the RDN says the homelessness issue extends beyond Parksville….
Plans are in the works now to try to determine what kind of
housing, shelter and support services should be provided.