Abbotsford council quashes housing project for homeless men

Gasps swept through the packed auditorium as Abbotsford city council rejected a supportive housing project for homeless men after a tie vote on Monday night.

Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman cast the vote that had split council and scuttled plans for a 20-bed facility proposed by BC Housing and Abbotsford Community Services (ACS).

After quashing the proposal, council decided to petition Fraser Health, BC Housing and the province to fund construction and operation costs for a similar project at a different site.