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Letter: Reduce cost of low-income housing

By Don Rigby, Vancouver
Published: April 2, 2024, 6:00am

When I think of low-income housing, along with most common citizens, I think of trailer parks with simple cement slabs and gravel roadways. Why is it when governmental or nongovernmental organizations charged with expanding low-income housing they choose to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on each housing unit?

I have read numerous articles lately about the unpopular rent increases in the local trailer parks, which should tell these local officials that there is a definite lack of available trailer park space for low-income housing.

I would guess we could build 10 trailer spaces for the cost of each new home these people are constructing, and get it done in half the time.

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