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Housing Emergency: People and Housing

housing emergency: Over 1,000 people are living in what can only be compared to refugee camp conditions respite sites including a disaster dome, overnight drop-ins, and basements of churches and synagogues, according to Rabble. The housing emergency affects close to 200,000 people 181,000 people are on the social housing wait list and another 16,000 await supportive housing. The homelessness emergency affects over 8,000 people. Essentially neither is being built. Equally dispassionate were the General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing and the Medical Officer of Health. In a debate over whether to declare Toronto's housing and homelessness crisis an emergency, the directors of Toronto's emergency management and legal services offices dispassionately addressed language in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, including what entails an emergency. ( As reported in the news.