Kitimat has immediate need for 217 units of affordable rental and supportive housing

Kitimat now has a housing needs assessment with the release of a new report.

The Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment for the District of Kitimat was released on Mar. 23.

The report, at approximately 80 pages, identifies the community’s housing gaps, including need for supportive and assisted housing for seniors, and independent, accessible housing for people with physical disabilities.

The report claims that there is an immediate need for 217 affordable rental and supportive housing units in Kitimat.

The report also notes that there is a lack of information on the extent of homelessness and “couch surfing” in the District.