There is a shortage of affordable/accessible housing for people with disabilities on P.E.I. and particularly in Charlottetown. The 2009 P.E.I. Disability Services Review: Final Report, identified that there is a critical need for housing for people with disabilities.
The P.E.I. Council of People with Disabilities currently has a
waiting list of over 100 individuals that are living in inappropriate
housing due to the lack of inventory and housing options. The
crisis has gotten considerately worse as the City of
Charlottetown’s planning department continues to approve
projects that replace affordable housing options with condos and
So you can imagine our amazement as we watch the process
unfold around the proposed development by APM on Richmond
Street. We think this is a great project that will enhance our
downtown, strengthen our community, and help many people
are looking for affordable/accessible living space.
The home is one of the fundamental places that gives shape and meaning to peoples’ everyday lives. The home ideally should offer a combination of rest, peace, quiet, comfort and health.
The P.E.I. Council of People with Disabilities has daily requests
in the Charlottetown office from people with disabilities who are
looking for a wide range of accessible housing options. Due to
the limited inventory available, we have no options when trying to
assist these citizens with their housing needs. It is for these
reasons that we support the proposed APM housing
development on Richmond Street.
P.E.I. Council of People with Disabilities