Yesterday, the David Eby government announced that construction had started on the First Tiny Shelter Village in Port Alberni which will see 30 homes provided for people experiencing homelessness in the community.
“We recognize the urgent need for safe and secure homes for vulnerable people in Port Alberni, especially for Indigenous people, who are heavily over-represented among British Columbians experiencing homelessness. The creation of this new tiny-shelter village will help move people off the street or from unsafe living conditions into safe homes with supports so they can better begin to stabilize their lives. I thank the Port Alberni community, and each and every one of our partners for putting this project together so quickly. This initiative simply could not have been done without them.” -- Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim.