For Immediate Release
4 October, 2023
NL NDP Leader Jim Dinn (St. John’s Centre) has written the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador demanding his attention to address the expanding housing crisis in the province.
“What is your government’s plan to address homelessness and provide safe housing for these vulnerable individuals living in tents near the Confederation Building?
“The housing crisis is not improving. I'm deeply concerned about people facing homelessness this winter, particularly those on the streets. I previously raised this issue in the House of Assembly but received no clear commitment from the government. The situation has worsened. I worry that already vulnerable people will be exposed to the elements and their physical, mental, and emotional well-being will be further undermined.
“The province is in this vicious downward spiral because of your government’s failure to live up to its responsibility, create supportive housing, and invest significantly in non-market community-based housing and reluctance to implement rent control.”
A full transcript of the letter can be found here: https://www.nl.ndp.ca/post/letter-from-ndp-leader-jim-dinn-to-premier-calling-for-a-response-to-housing-crisis
For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or email@example.com