Concerns from neighbours of proposed supportive housing project

There are numerous 55 plus condos in the area

Concerns from neighbours of proposed supportive housing project

Re: Supportive housing project on White Road

Mayor and council – City of Duncan, and provincial housing authority!

My wife and I live in a 55 plus condo on First Street, which is about three blocks from this project. Over the last few years we have had numerous incidents on our property, and we even had a break-in at our property, which is very upsetting to all our tenants. We don’t want this to happen again.

We are writing this letter because we are very concerned about your new housing project on White Road.

We realize that the area is getting a bit old, but there is lots of new construction in the area, making the area new and modern.

There are numerous 55 plus condos in the area and we should not have to put up with the homeless and drug addicts camping out on our property.

We are not opposed to affordable housing, but we are very concerned as to how this new property will be managed. We understand that it will be managed by a non-profit society.

We would like know in simple terms as too how this will be kept under control, with 50 homeless people in the building, and able to come and go as they please.

Also we would like to know if the tenants will have their drug supply on the premises.

How many people will be working at this facility and with what qualifications?

The city and the provincial housing authority have been very irresponsible in setting up this program — they are not being very transparent and forthcoming with information.

We as residents of Duncan elected the mayor and council to represent the taxpayers, but we have NOT been represented by this council on this project.

Please consider at your next meeting, to rescind the third reading of this bill and announce a public hearing for all residents so we can get the proper information on this project.

Thank you for listening.

P.S. Please, do Duncan proud on this project!

Don and Pat Jane

Duncan

Letters

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Prescribed burn for the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Between Sept. 27 and Oct. 9, if and when site and weather conditions become favourable.

Business notes: Cowichan Valley Wine Festival deemed a success this year

Here are some of the notable things happening in Cowichan’s business community

Cowichan Valley residents can help mark World Alzheimer’s Month

Two-part online discussion series called “Demystifying advocacy” on Sept. 28 and 29

Who’s running in Cowichan?

A list of Cowichan candidates for the upcoming provincial election

B.C.’s top doctor thanks supporters after revealing threats over COVID-19 measures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says COVID-19 has caused some people to lash out in anger and frustration out of fear

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to $10-a-day child care and blamed the Greens for not supporting his efforts

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Three years for serial bank robber who hit southern Vancouver Island branch

Lucas Bradwell was wanted for robberies in Abbotsford, Sidney and Vancouver

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Most Read