City of Vancouver staff are trying to narrow the gap between the so-called “Have’s and have not’s.”
The Managing Director of Social Policy says the gap between the rich and poor is widening with roughly 20-per cent of residents living in poverty.
Mary-Clare Zak says the city is trying to take steps to address the problem.
“We’re looking for ideas from the public and from all of our stakeholders on what we can do as a City and what we can do in partnership with others in terms of leveling that playing field.”
Zak says affordability is one of the biggest hurdles along with housing costs and low welfare rates.