That number is lower than the association had expected, when 70 families needed the assistance program this past year.
The association notes that many families sought help, but ended up finding solutions before reaching the emergency programme. So Mayor Evelyn Bowden is asking Sherbrooke residents to use this program only in the event of a real emergency.
People say to themselves “We are having trouble finding accommodation, maybe we can get one for a while if I work with the city, maybe I can postpone my housing search for later, when there is a crisis 1Verse July will end. “This means that the lists are a lot bigger than they should be, because people consider this a social programas you say.
Tenants Association spokesperson Mario Mercier, however, does not believe that people are trying to abuse this software.
Pride touches too much to come for a favor like this, to say ‘I’m in the street, there’s nothing left, I’ve reached the bottom’ […] I don’t think the mayor or anyone in the middle class is going to spend two months in a crisis centerhe argues.
During Tuesday’s meeting, council members will also decide whether to go ahead with a new token financial contribution requested from emergency aid users. Remember, this measure was announced last month and has dismayed many organizations in the region.
This contribution can be exchanged for a reduction in meal allowances.
With information from Thomas Deshais
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