What is the Valley’s response to housing crisis?
Regarding the Charles Hoey Park “tent city”: Civil disobedience is not just a right, it’s a responsibility.
A society is judged by how it protects the most vulnerable members of its community. Social action brings visibility to the invisible — our most marginalized population. Visibility raises awareness of the struggles of our vulnerable community members and an inclusive community such as the Cowichan Valley sits up and takes notice and responds.
Housing is a right and we have a housing crisis in the Cowichan Valley. No one is to blame for this and we have tremendous coordination amongst all the stakeholders. We are all concerned. We are all actively seeking resources and responses to address our community’s right to clean, safe affordable housing.
How do we link arms? How do we value each others’ contributions to solutions? It starts with us. What is the Cowichan Valley’s response to our housing crisis?