Housing plan the right step

This seems a logical step in the affordable-housing conundrum faced by North Saanich and Sidney.

Re:  Housing Group Takes a Step Forward, PNR April 22.

What an interesting idea that seems to have a lot of merit: form a Peninsula housing partnership consisting of architects, land developers, lending institutions, employers and regional governments, for the purpose of defining the term affordable housing, with the eventual goal of creating housing to meet the needs of the end consumer.

Kudos to MP Elizabeth May for sowing the seeds for this grass-roots initiative.

This seems a logical step in the affordable-housing conundrum faced by North Saanich and Sidney.

Perhaps it’s time for the municipal councils to take a collaborative approach to the housing issue, using the housing partnership as the catalyst. Better yet, why not recognize the housing partnership as an advisory sub-committee that will provide long-ranging benefits to the community?

There is also the possibility that these concepts could have implications regarding other housing types in the area, including secondary suites.

Margaret Westbrook, North Saanich

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