The lack of rental housing in Campbell River is a “crisis” that is “escalating” says Mayor Andy Adams.

The situation has reached a point where even those who hold down a job are finding themselves with no fixed address and nowhere to call home.

“We’re seeing more and more people who are facing homelessness in Campbell River and it’s not just the most vulnerable anymore. More people that have two jobs aren’t finding housing in Campbell River,” said Lori McKeown, program manager at the John Howard Society and a member of the local Housing First Committee.