Questions: Will you support Calgary’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness by providing a greater share of funding to Calgary to reflect the city’s growth, cost of living and high homeless population? Will you reinstate block funding to enable The City of Calgary to sustain affordable housing development?
A: I can promise that resources will go to areas where the problems are most acute. If Calgary has significantly higher problems with homelessness than other areas, then funds will be allocated accordingly. Solving homelessness, is not just about providing more government funding. We have to make sure we are addressing the causes of homelessness, along with better coordination of government services to prevent people from falling back into homelessness. That is a long term solution.
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