The British Columbian government is finding a way to provide housing for homeless Canadians and help struggling hotels during the coronavirus pandemic. This week, officials bought the Comfort Inn Hotel in Victoria for $18.5-million to give people living on the streets a place to stay.
Not only will this hotel provide 65 rooms for temporary living spaces, it will also bring jobs for laid-off hotel workers who will help run it. And this isn’t the first hotel the Canadian province has purchased for homeless accommodations. In the city of Prince Rupert, a former Raffles Inn motel was bought and will be converted into housing.
“This is a substantial investment in our community and will provide housing for those who need it most,” says Lisa Helps, mayor of the city of Victoria.
Source:Good News Network