March 20, 2019
The B.C. government seems to have both solved a housing problem and escalated a dispute with the City of Maple Ridge.
Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced Tuesday afternoon the province will be constructing 51 temporary modular homes on a plot of land it owns in the 11700 block of Burnett Street, in an attempt to alleviate conflicts over the Anita Place homeless camp.
“Our goal is to quickly get people into housing where they can get the help and the support they’ve long been needing, while working to close the camp in a managed way,” said Robinson in a statement.