Members of a Trenton family are fervently hoping that Quinte West council has a quick change of heart or they will soon become homeless.
A couple, a child, and the mother’s disabled father live along the Trent River on Front Street, in a house bought by the City of Quinte West last year to create a continuous trail along the river’s shore.
According to a council resolution, the family has to vacate the house at the end of this month. Despite their best efforts the family has not been able to find a suitable home.
Meanwhile, mayor of Quinte West Jim Harrison says he hopes council will decide to extend the lease agreement beyond October 31.
Any decision on extending the family’s lease must be made in the near future and must be passed at council’s next meeting in November.
City administration is now conducting a poll of council members asking whether they’d support a new agreement allowing the family to stay in the house for a period of time.