Statement from Official Opposition Critic for Social Services Trent Wotherspoon regarding the Rental Housing Supplement

I would like to thank the Heritage Community Association, End Poverty Regina, Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry, and Poverty Free Saskatchewan for raising their collective voices today regarding the Sask. Party’s cut to the Rental Housing Supplement. This is a mean-spirited and short-sighted cut that targets those living on the tightest of margins, and I join these community leaders in calling for the Sask. Party to scrap their cut to the rental housing supplement.

Instead of cutting supports for the most vulnerable in the province, the Sask. Party should be making the smart investments that are needed now to address poverty and save money in the long run.

Earlier today, these community leaders raised real concerns about delays and long waits for those trying to apply for the Rental Housing Supplement before the July 1st deadline. If the Sask. Party won’t scrap this cut altogether, they should, at the very least, extend the deadline until an improved federal/provincial housing benefit is in place.