While community support has been extraordinary the residents helping out have been frustrated with the lack of support from the Region.

Niagara Falls Regional Councillor Peter Nicholson, who is a member of the Public Health Committee, had the chance to speak with [the peson behind the campaign to provide tents]. “The pandemic has created a number of additional challenges for those in our community who do not have a place to stay. I am going to be raising this issue with Public Health at the Region in the hopes we can assist as safely and as soon as possible,” he said in an interview.

“With this pandemic happening vulnerable people are slipping through the cracks,” said Niagara Falls Regional Councillor Bob Gale. “We’ve been going round and round on the homelessness problem in Niagara for years. I keep hearing it’s a money issue. Well maybe if we didn’t spend $3 million bucks on a courtyard or hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawsuits we could better help the homeless.”