OPINION: Rejection of housing funds in Abbotsford is a loss for all residents

Pastor Ward Draper, of 5 and 2 Ministries, outside the chain link fence the city of Abbotsford erected around Jubilee Park to keep the homeless from camping there after obtaining a court injunction to clear the park in December. Photo: Rochelle Baker. 

Last week our municipal government here in Abbotsford said “no” to over $15 million of provincial funding from BC Housing. The funding was earmarked to build and operate a 21-unit apartment on the edge of our