The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was homelessness.
With moving day behind us, my thoughts start to wander towards the hundreds of displaced families, couples and individuals struggling to find safe and affordable living arrangements.
The soaring housing market has made it impossible for low-income households to find a place that they can afford, and the result is that more people will end up homeless in the province.
The Quebec government has promised time and again to invest in developing more affordable housing initiatives. But all I keep seeing are empty words and broken promises at this point.
I’ve seen dozens of press releases stating the government will invest hundreds of millions of dollars into social and affordable housing in Quebec’s major cities, including Sherbrooke.
I know it takes time to get these projects of the ground. But this is a growing problem in the province. And it demands action, not words.