Left in The Cold

Posted By Haneen Al-Hassoun on Dec 3, 2019 | 0 comments

Ottawa is experiencing a surge in the number of homeless people living on its streets. One of the biggest causes? The lack of affordable housing. While politicians are debating solutions, how are those most affected surviving in the meantime?

The tent community lies behind the newly refurbished LRT station at Bayview.
Neil Washburn lived on the streets for around five years, before finding affordable housing.
Rick Ojala works with Ottawa Inner City Ministeries, whose Street Outreach Team brings supplies to homeless people 365 days a year.
Councillors McKenney and Lieper say the city needs more funding from all levels of government.