Re: “City worries about size of units,” March 16
I have one question. Why would someone who is totally without a house and home care whether the size of the unit is over 225 square feet? As a chronically homeless person I would be grateful for any space regardless of the size.
The point being any housing is better than none. The average hotel room is 100 square feet or slightly larger. Often times the size has to be stretched to meet 100 square feet.
Bickering about the size is an exercise in semantics. We need affordable spaces in Nelson with an accessible bathroom and kitchenette. Being offered these basics seems like heaven to me being someone who has spent the winter in shelters.
Size does count, but not when it comes to housing. Meeting the basic needs of shelter for those in need right now is the issue. A place to start for those whose lives are in limbo is a critical issue.
Arguing about details only obscures the heart of the matter.
R. Loewen, Stepping Stones Shelter, Nelson