City councillor Matt Crowley dropped into our PATH meetup at The Whistlestop on April 13.
We’re getting serious here as we meet with councillors one on one. We are dusting off our three-year budget to make sure that the City knows we won’t be relying on them financially – although some start-up funds certainly would be nice.
The first year’s salary for staff plus cost of auxiliary buildings and fridges and furniture will mostly come from people of big and small means who decided to invest in the lives of the neighbours our society has forced onto the street. This model of transitional housing, like any stabilizing place to live with decent supports, saves lives, but it also saves money.