Ottawa is in crisis. For every 1 unit of affordable housing that is built, 7 are lost, and over 150 people sleep on the street every night. Yet, our city council only approved $16 million on building new affordable homes.
We know we can do better - Currently the city spends $40 million on shelters, and we think at least the same should be spent on permanent, deeply affordable housing so we can start tackling the root cause.
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