Public consultations to focus on local affordable housingWednesday, October 02, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) is hosting public consultations to support the development of its 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Plan.
The 10-Year Plan focuses on all aspects of the local housing continuum including; Homelessness prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing, supportive and affordable rental and/or home ownership.
Public consultations will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre, 172 James Street
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Sault Ste. Marie YMCA Auditorium, 235 McNabb Street
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sault Ste. Marie Centennial Library Program Room, Lower Level, 50 East Street
Public feedback is encouraged to ensure the 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Plan meets the needs of the most vulnerable including: new immigrants, youth, the aboriginal population, individuals/families facing eviction, people with mental health issues, seniors and victims of domestic violence.
For additional information, contact the Social Services Department – Community Coordinator at 705-759-5420.
Individuals or groups unable to attend an information session can submit comments and suggestions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Leftheel 10/2/2013 11:47:56 AM Report
"Public feedback is encouraged to ensure the 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Plan meets the needs of the most vulnerable including: new immigrants, youth, the aboriginal population, individuals/families facing eviction, people with mental health issues, seniors and victims of domestic violence."
I hope this doesn't read like ingredient lists on food, seniors and victims of domestic violence should be first and new immigrants the last to get assistance, but that's just my opinion, I may be wrong.
BlackHelix 10/2/2013 12:39:39 PM Report
It doesn't. Only an idiot would think that.
Mark Brown 10/3/2013 6:02:45 AM Report
I know this isn't Politically Correct, but have you ever considered the fact that the YOUNGEST people should be first on the list because they have the MOST LIFE AHEAD OF THEM?
Every group of people on the above list is hurting in some way. None more than the other.
Let's give the first help to the people who can BEST benefit from it so that those young beneficiaries of good, stable housing might better be able to turn their lives around and, in turn, be better able to help the most senior, and hurting, groups of our citizenry.
Sincerely and Respectfully,