August 12, 2021
Langley – Megan Dykeman says vulnerable people in Langley will have greater access to local services which will help tackle homelessness as the community recovers from the impacts of the pandemic.
“The impacts of homelessness have only increased due to the pandemic, and vulnerable members of our communities are going to continue to need extra support as we look to recover from COVID-19. That’s why New Democrats are providing this funding that will make sure that the supports people need will be available in the Langley area, and across the province. This funding will allow for the important work being done in this sector to continue,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley-East.
Langley Township is receiving $2.5 million in joint provincial and federal funding for their community response, Strengthening Community Services, to challenges exacerbated by COVID-19, including responding to the impending end of other emergency funding that has helped people throughout the pandemic.
MLA Dykeman says this investment is part of the Strengthening Communities Program which is providing support to 48 communities across B.C. Over $76 million will support local governments to combat the impacts of homelessness and keep their communities safe and healthy as they recover from the pandemic.
John Horgan and the BC New Democrat government is providing the support people need to build a recovery that leaves no one behind.
Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021MUNI0044-001589