Homeless in Ottawa

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A new report on homelessness gives Ottawa poor grades for affordable housing. Bruno Schlumberger

Ottawa Citizen, Carys Mills

Tim Simboli knows the numbers through and through: The number of people without long-term housing; the number of days men, women and families are spending in shelters when they’ve nowhere else to go; the cost of housing. And though he’s seen signs of improvement, a decade after his organization started tabulating data around homelessness in Ottawa, he’s frustrated.

“With the best of intentions, I think we figured that we would start this (annual report) and in 10 years, we would have it solved, and there wouldn’t be a need for an Alliance to End Homelessness,” said Simboli, chair of the not-for-profit alliance, which released its 10th annual report card Tuesday. >>