The Affordable Housing and Homelessness Working Group, of which I am part, and which also involves stakeholders including Public Health, Mental Health and Addictions, the Cape Breton Regional Police Service, Cape Breton Community Housing Association and New Dawn, among others, has worked hard to understand affordable housing and homelessness in the municipality and to develop an affordable housing plan based on this community-engaged research as well as community consultation.

To reduce the number of households experiencing core housing need and homelessness, the working group has put forward the following action items …