Every year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians sleep under bridges, on street corners, and on the couches of friends and family.
How do they self-isolate during a pandemic?
Public health restrictions due to COVID-19 have forced shelters to close, limited the activities of street outreach teams, and tightened the incomes of people at risk of losing their homes. Canada has suffered from a dearth of affordable housing for years, but COVID-19 has raised the stakes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to allocate a billion dollars for affordable housing projects across Canada is welcome news for organizations tackling homelessness. But some non-profit housing developers say they will still have a tough time launching new projects.
The Rapid Housing Initiative, which the federal government announced on Oct. 27, offers a total of $1 billion to build up t
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