The Salvation Army’s pastor says its important Cranbrook was included in a count of homeless people across the Province.
The BC Government conducted counts throughout the Key City Wednesday, with the help of local support groups.
The Salvation Army’s Kirk Green says being part of the count could help make local affordable housing projects a reality.
“I think it means a lot for Cranbrook to not get left out of this count,” Green says. “We are still trying to bring another housing project to this community and actually counting the homeless individuals will go a long way to making this a reality.”
Green has been in the community for 12 years and feels the need for Cranbrook’s less fortunate has gotten worse.
“The need has not diminished, there’s been a couple of fires that have taken out some residential hotels years ago,” Green says. “There’s been a couple of trailer courts that have been bulldozed and that all puts pressure on a market that’s not good anyway.”
He hopes the government follows through on promises to build more affordable housing province wide.
– Pastor Kirk Green, Salvation Army