DISTASIO: Building structures isn’t enough. But by bringing together supports and housing, we can give homes to people who struggle with health and shelter needs
CHIDIAC: By eliminating homelessness, the Alberta city has reduced the crime rate, the workload on first responders, hospital emergency visits and pressure on the courts
LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ: When new homes don’t keep up with demand, buyers or renters bid for a dwindling pool of listings, pushing prices up and people out
RICHTER, MEILI: Not having a home can be lethal – homelessness causes premature death, poor health and is a significant burden on our health-care system
DISTASIO, STERGUIOPOULOS: Could giving the homeless a permanent home be a way off the streets and into a healthier life?
RAZA, GOEL: By providing secure, safe housing, we are also addressing persistent health problems