Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Misleading terms when it comes to housing

Vast differences between affordable housing, low-cost housing and subsidized housing

When will all media begin researching and writing the real truth about our housing crisis?

There are vast differences between affordable housing, low-cost housing and subsidized housing. How about a layman’s language article on that?

Facts are facts and, according to Google (forget government press releases and do the research), the rule of thumb indicates 30 per cent of household income should be for rent, period. Not 40 per cent nor 50 per cent. Your own quote in this absurd feature was: “rents are based on household income and range from $650 for a one bedroom unit to $1,450 for a two bedroom.” Well Penticton low income renters, here’s hoping your monthly income is in the $4,000 range.

Media should be writing the term market value rental rates, because the affordable rates mentioned are nowhere near “affordable.”

Why are none of Penticton’s churches stepping to the plate to offer partnerships? Service club Kiwanis is the leader by far in this city. Other service clubs and most NGO agencies obviously don’t like the federal/provincial BS reporting guidelines.

Please quit misleading us who truly require accessible and affordable one and two bedroom units here in Penticton.

James Ludvigson


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