Councillors on the city’s community and public services committee lost patience with administration Wednesday, demanding quicker action on housing for homeless people with chronic addictions and mental health issues.

“I just have no patience for these delays on an issue that we’ve identified so many times as critical and as a priority,” Coun. Michael Walters said following the meeting.

“Frankly, I don’t think city administration is as focused and active on this as we should be and we need to get really focused.”

The committee directed administration to come up with a plan to fast-track 600 units of permanent supportive housing around the city.