“We want to engage with residents to imagine a better future for Valois Village. We hope our participatory approach here will inspire successful practices elsewhere in the West Island. It is meant to encourage a holistic approach to quality affordable housing, transportation and food policies.”
“Unfortunately, affordable housing and subsidized housing is a big, big problem in the West Island,” said Alena Ziuleva, director of the Table du Quartier de l’Ouest l’Île (TQSOI), a community organization that wants to bring more affordable housing to Pointe-Claire and other parts of the West Island.
Listen to Léa from the TQSOI and Cristina from the CRC talk about the food insecurity issue in the West Island with Amanda from Journalists for Human Rights – McGill University.
‘“Social housing and co-operatives are virtually absent in this area,” Ziuleva explained. “A significant number of tenants in the southern West Island spend over 30% of their income on housing and when the cost of maintaining a household is this high, less money is available to cover the cost of food, medication, education and other […]
TQSOI Community Council
Table de quartier sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île
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