A public consultation opportunity has been launched to explore housing needs and support services for vulnerable populations in Quesnel.
A survey has launched for the public to share their views on the housing needs and support services for vulnerable populations. This project aims to identify gaps in existing services, determine the types of housing and support required, and explore opportunities for joint initiatives to minimize susceptibility to homelessness in Quesnel.
“The City of Quesnel is experiencing a growing concern regarding its visible homeless population and the associated impacts on the community,” said a statement from City Hall. “In response to this issue, a comprehensive assessment of housing needs and support services for vulnerable populations will be conducted. The project aims to identify gaps in existing services, determine the types of housing and support required, and explore opportunities for joint initiatives to minimize susceptibility to homelessness in the city.”
The project is being led by the City of Quesnel, in partnership with Lhtako Dene Nation, Nazko First Nation, Lhoosk’uz Dene Nation, and the ʔEsdilagh First Nation, as well as BC Housing, local social agencies, and community stakeholders.
“Homelessness and inadequate housing pose significant challenges to the well-being of individuals, families, and the broader community,” survey organizers said.
A team of social policy and data analysts will be supporting this work on behalf of the project stakeholders. The survey results will provide valuable insights and feedback regarding the state of social issues and housing needs in the community.
Over the next few months, data will be collected and analysed through public consultation and stakeholder engagement which will develop recommendations to the project stakeholders. Understanding the needs of these vulnerable populations will inform the development of targeted interventions to address the root causes of homelessness and create sustainable solutions.
Learn more at: letsconnectquesnel.ca/vulnerable-populations