Yvonne Jones hosting homelessness forum on September 12 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Labrador MP Yvonne Jones will be holding a forum on homelessness and affordable housing challenges September 12, at the Labrador Friendship Centre, between the houses of 10 am and 12 pm, and will be open to the general public.
“We’re encouraging people to come out, tell us their stories, tell us about their challenges, talk about solutions.”
Jones says she is holding this forum after hearing about people’s trouble finding an affordable home in central Labrador.
“”We’ve heard all kinds of stories. Stories of working people in this town who are working at minimum wage jobs and having to stay at the friendship Centre temporarily because they can’t find anywhere to live.”
“We’re talking to families who are working…that are still having to pay up to $1200 a month for a two-bedroom apartment. And every cent they earn is going to pay their rent.”