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CBC BC: Once seen as an affordable option, housing in Surrey now increasingly out of reach

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.” 

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