Mayor Robertson will support investments aligned with recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Addictions’ Final Report, to be presented to Council Tuesday. The new funding - approximately $450,000 from the City that leverages another $550,000 from partners - focuses on mental health support, harm reduction, drug prevention and treatment and includes:
The City won’t sit on the sidelines as more than 25,000 empty and under-occupied properties hold back homes for residents struggling to find an affordable and secure place to live. In a housing crisis, it’s unacceptable for so much housing to be treated as a commodity; housing is for homes first, and as investments second. Vancouver will continue to do all it can to maintain and protect affordable homes, and pursue all tools available to ensure the best use of all our housing.