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December 9, 2020 60 min
In recent decades homelessness has become a stark reality for a growing number of people in Canada, despite the country ranking #1 country in the world for quality of life in 2020. Although housing is seen as a basic human right and requirement for good health, approximately 35,000 people remain homeless each night in Canada. Two major trends are largely responsible for this scenario since the mid-1980s; a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous rise in poverty. A federal policy of disinvestment in affordable housing and a long period of declining real wages has meant, no new rental units created in the last decade except condos being rented in the secondary market. In this episode we analyze the issue of homelessness from various perspectives; its origins, the causes, the most vulnerable groups and the myths & misconceptions. Toronto is facing a crisis in housing affordability and market aberrations mean there is a fine line between being housed and unhoused.
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