Every city in Canada has struggled to solve the problem. And what's mostly ended up happening is tent cities in public places, controversial and sometimes violent removal of those encampments and then a whole new cycle begins. So many people in this country have nowhere to go, and we simply don't have adequate shelter for all of them.
This is where tiny home communities come in. Self-sufficient, stable and outside the official system enough to provide places for those who simply won't fit anywhere else. So where have these places sprung up? What's it like inside them? And can they really be a viable solution to a crisis that continues to escalate?
GUEST: Justin Chandler, Hamilton-Niagara reporter, TVO.org