New funding to 'break cycle of homele...

New funding to 'break cycle of homelessness' in B.C.: premier

There are 8 comments on the CBC story from Oct 13, 2007, titled New funding to 'break cycle of homelessness' in B.C.: premier. In it, CBC reports that:

“I'm here to tell you that we're going to take a number of steps to help break the cycle of homelessness”

The B.C. government is providing an additional $41 million for housing to try to get some of the estimated 2,200 homeless people off the streets and into shelters and assistance programs. via CBC

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Barney

Gabriola, Canada

#1 Nov 3, 2007
Where and most importantly, when? Money well spent, when spent. Many groups are asking now.
siloviki

Canada

#2 Nov 3, 2007
Same as Alberta, they have set up a commission for it, to study it and of course administer it.

Far as I see, it should be pretty simple.

Buy some property, or build some, refurbish it, and if you can't fill it with homeless, then rent it to the newcomers.

Don't really need all the bureaucratic bullshit that is mandatory it seems in "governmental projects."

And we'll see how the "war on homelessness" really proceeds as you say.
klaus kaczor

Vancouver, Canada

#3 Nov 3, 2007
why don't others see this crap?

Whenever there's a great Government announcement, photo op, action undertaking, the burrocrats love to get more of there friends employed and themselves into job advancement because that is the only outcome of 90% of these initiatives.

It is a boon for burrocracy "The Burro Boon"

The Burro Boon thrives through every agenda, all politics.
siloviki

Canada

#4 Nov 3, 2007
klaus kaczor wrote:
why don't others see this crap?
Whenever there's a great Government announcement, photo op, action undertaking, the burrocrats love to get more of there friends employed and themselves into job advancement because that is the only outcome of 90% of these initiatives.
It is a boon for burrocracy "The Burro Boon"
The Burro Boon thrives through every agenda, all politics.
Exactly, have to make sure a lot more bureaucrats don't end up homeless, and ensure they get well "pensioned up"

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Since: Jan 07

A PBS place in an MTV world

#5 Apr 15, 2008
Provincial funding helps centres stay open and provide programs...

Posted by roboblogger on Friday Mar 28 | via Nanaimo Bulletin

Street life will get a little easier next month for the worst off of Nanaimo's homeless...

http://www.topix.com/ca/nanaimo-bc/2008/03/pr...
johnny canuk

Canada

#6 Apr 20, 2008
there IS no cycle...

when your house burns down THEN you are homeless..

the two legged rats that liberals call "the homeless",used to be called; vagrants ...hoboes...
vagabonds....bums...

these lice infested deadbeats,scroungers, and ragpickers...are more useless than cockroaches..

they should be rounded up, and given 2 weeks at hard labor ,and if they won't work ,they don't
eat..

after they are released ,if they are caught on the streets again with no visible means of support,they go back in for 2 more weeks ...and on and on ,until they get the message...

people that live like human rats for 10,20,30 years ,are not homeless, they have chosen that life...

don't tell me otherwise ,i worked for a social service agency that tried to council these; bums....ex-cons....petty criminals.....psycopaths...reb els...anti-socials ....runaways ..drug addicts ...alkys...losers ...

get them off the streets ;..jail
rehab
asylum
Michelle

Port Hardy, Canada

#7 Jan 8, 2010
Wow, you must have seen some pretty ugly things to have such strong reaction...we all know there are those that choose to live on the streets and enjoy the lifestyle and some are criminal and human garbage and poisonous to the general public...but not all who choose to live this way are such...some have issues with people or agencies or have mental illnesses.

there are also those that are not choosing this life and find themselves in this situation through no fault of their own...adults with learning disabilities that have no supports, women and children that have been kicked off of assistance because they made too much on their temorary jobs the month before.

Those that have a permanent disability but do not qualify for a disability(because of the very narrow deffinitions allowd and the difficult forms required to process claims) cheque and do not have supports or family to help them navagate the red tape of the social supports systems.

We are all just one pay cheque away from being homeless and if you didn't have family or friends and did not have help navigating the systems then maybe you might be homeless too.

I do think that there is a need for a mandatory work to eat type of containment for the criminal and non-rehabilitatable element of street people as they pose a risk to the general public.

My point is not all are in this catagory.

Michelle
motherslildevil

Courtenay, Canada

#8 Mar 14, 2010
The local gov't of Campbell River burnt out an elderly couple that have lived on Paterson lake for over 33 years. No welfare, not gov't funding, no assistance from any gov't branch. The couple were self reliant and had sustainable living but Lands Management CR division took it upon themselves to burn them out. The elderly couple paid property tax every year, voted, had a mineral claim and contributed to various charities through out the community. Now it is before the courts. We can beat the gov't no matter how harsh they can be.

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