We live in Gibsons, three blocks from the proposed housing development for homeless people at the corner of School Road and O’Shea Road. We’re 100 per cent in favour.

Many other towns and cities across the world have discovered the astonishingly simple truth – people who have a place to live can move forward with other challenges, including health problems, employment and finding meaning in their lives.

A study by social scientists at the University of Calgary (Google “Housing First Report”) showed that a Housing First approach is effective, and ends up reducing the overall costs to society, including health, policing and other costs.