Northumberland Sleeping Cabin Collective Response to Cobourg Council Decision to Reject Sleeping Cabin Village

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Citizen group disappointed but not deterred; inspired by broad community support

The Northumberland Sleeping Cabin Collective is disappointed with Cobourg Council’s vote to refuse further negotiations towards an acceptable proposal for a sleeping cabin village, and further
reject any NSCC solution. This decision is a setback for our committee, and it is disheartening to the majority of Cobourg residents who endorse sleeping cabins in principle and even more disappointing to the vulnerable community we serve.

Our committee is dedicated to honouring the principles of housing first. We firmly believed that our proposal would have been a step forward in addressing the homeless and housing crisis in Cobourg. We are disappointed that the council did not share our vision and recognize the importance of our project. We are not giving up. We are looking towards new possibilities and will continue to explore alternative options with any government agency committed to addressing the shortage of deeply affordable rental units in Cobourg.

We remain committed to working in a caring community and learning from one another to provide safe, supportive housing to those who need it most.

We would like to thank our supporters and the community for their ongoing support and encouragement.

We will continue to honour the faith you have in this project. Together we can make a difference and help those in need.

For more information on our organization and our mission, contact us at, or visit our facebook page —

Alastair McKeating
Chair, Northumberland Sleeping Cabin Collective
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