The provincial government has told the City of Maple Ridge that it now needs to find a place for a homeless shelter and supportive housing facility.
But Maple Ridge council decided last week the city will not begin looking for a site for a homeless shelter and supportive housing facility even after turning down the province’s Burnett Avenue proposal.
Members of council said a letter from Housing Minister Selina Robinson shows a lack of understanding of its position, and authorized the mayor and staff to draft a response.
The province has promised $15 million for a homeless shelter and supportive housing facility in Maple Ridge.
Three locations in Maple Ridge have now been rejected for such a facility: the Quality Inn, in March 2016; 21375 Lougheed Highway, in December 2016; and Burnett St., last month.