Very sad to see the outcome of the mini-RV park controversy here in Roberts Creek.
I don’t live here full time but I have considerable sympathy for folks trying to find an affordable way to live here on the Coast. Who doesn’t?
This is a problem I have encountered time and again wherever I have worked as a professional registered social worker, whether it was North Vancouver, Vancouver, Toronto or here.
I stand in solidarity with all people who need an affordable place to call home, while also appreciating how the circumstances placed the SCRD in a virtually untenable position.
This case speaks to the failure of the federal government, which abandoned the National Affordable Housing Program in the 1990s. Why doesn’t Canada have a permanent national co-op housing program? And why don’t we have abundant co-op housing here on the Coast? The failure is a collective one and we are to blame, in my view.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Coast Care Consulting