Addiction and recovery experts from the BC Centre on Substance Use say Rutland residents opposed to supportive housing in their part of Kelowna are misinterpreting data about the effectiveness of such projects.
Supportive housing to get people off the streets and help drug users kick their addictions has been a hot topic in Rutland, where residents say they are being unfairly burdened with too many of the units. Earlier this year, they successfully lobbied to have one wet facility, where clients can use drugs on site, switched to a dry facility where they are forbidden.
Efforts continue to block similar projects, and the Centre on Substance Use says proponents of a petition against a McCurdy Road housing project are mistaken.
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