Brighouse residents rally against proposed homeless housing

Richmond News

After the RCMP confirmed that last Wednesday’s alleged assault at the Richmond Public Library was unrelated to the homeless housing project open house, public attention is shifting back to the controversial project itself.

Last month, the City of Richmond announced plans to contribute the city-owned land at 7300 Elmbridge Way for a B.C. Housing-proposed temporary modular housing project.

The $5.9 million project will provide 40 units and support to homeless people in Richmond. …

Mayor Malcolm Brodie told the News council would not decide on the project until it has time to review a staff report, which will include feedback from consultations with the public and stakeholder groups.

Additional information has also been demanded by councillors such as Bill McNulty, Derek Dang and Carol Day, who want to know more about the people moving in, the management of the program and the community impact. …

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