A Tsawwassen woman says she’s been sleeping in her car for two months despite having an apartment to live in.
Madison Paage says it’s because second hand cigarette smoke in her building from other tenants is driving her — and that’s intolerable to her as doctors have diagnosed a severe allergic reaction to second hand cigarette smoke.
Madison says BC Housing have told her they can’t help, and says it doens’t appear anyone else can do much either …
“They only fund, but they have no say over anything, that is up to the building and the building policy, and the same thing with residential tenancy.”
“Which is why when I spoke to Isobel Mackenzie, the Seniors Advocate person she said it sounded like a human rights issue.”
We spoke to KinVillage CEO Donna Ellis who did not want to appear on radio, but said she understands Madison was told there were around four smokers in the building, and recommended Madison does – like any other tenant – have the right move out.