Zahra Premji, CBC News BC, May 30, 2023 (With quotes from BCNPHA CEO Jill Atkey and BCNPHA Policy Manager Erika Sagert)
Housing non-profits call on City of Surrey to remove barriers and provide more dollars
Danielle Lafond says Surrey was the city she turned to for affordable housing over a decade ago.
But now, she says she’s had to give up her rental, get a roommate and is struggling to make ends meet as the price of housing skyrockets in the city.
“Help us … I’m on disability. I can’t afford $1,300 a month. I had to move somebody in with me just so I can afford to live.”