Housing needs to be actually affordable

Housing needs to be actually affordable

I have lived in Parksville many years, seeing many changes, the recent one being the “affordable housing” on the highway and Despard.

A wonderful concept, yet working full-time making over minimum wage doesn’t leave a lot after taxes for rent, good insurance, car and content and fun… a vital part of living.

We encourage our children to be independent, yet they cannot even afford to move on their own.

Affordable should be after taxes not gross income.

Louise Smith

Parksville

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