The executive director of Lift Community Services wants to spotlight the good work that supportive housing projects do across B.C.
Stuart Clark is speaking out after news of the Powell River RCMP seizing drugs, cash, and weapons from a unit inside a supportive housing complex on Joyce Avenue last month.
He doesn’t want that incident to shed a negative light on supportive housing, which he says addresses a homelessness issue that has only gotten worse during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the 61-year-old resident of the unit was arrested and now faces a number of charges. He’s scheduled to appear in Powell River Provincial Court on April 20th.