To the Editor:

We are in a serious housing crisis in the Glengarry, Prescott and Russell area. As the influx of people move to the area, many residents are being displaced and are desperately looking for housing. To add to their dilemma, they have to store their belongings and live at a friend’s place because there is a shortage of available housing at affordable prices.

As the housing bubble grows, prices for rentals are out of control.  Many landlords are ignoring responses to their ads and holding out for the highest bidder.

The federal government needs to do something. Our MPs need to advocate for the area to have provincial and federal money invested in affordable housing. Other communities such as Kemptville and Peterborough are getting funding to build or renovate affordable housing. My question is, why can’t Glengarry, Prescott and Russell get funding?

Brenda Graham