Indigenous people more likely to have housing issues as population grows: StatCan – CTV News

Indigenous people more likely to have housing issues as population grows: StatCan – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202215 Views

WINNIPEG – Angela Klassen Janeczko calls out to a young woman sitting behind a building in downtown Winnipeg to see if she needs any water or food.

They know each other by name and Janeczko has seen the young Indigenous woman struggle with housing and addiction for more than year.

Janeczko works with the Bear Clan Patrol, a neighbourhood watch group in Winnipeg that walks through streets and alleys looking to help those most in need. She says they have seen rooming houses and apartment buildings become derelict. At the same time, rent has also gone up and nearby houses are selling for record amounts.

It is disproportionately affecting Indigenous people in the neighbourhood, she says, and many are ending up in tents tucked behind buildings, along the riverbank or in small community parks. The COVID-19 pandemic just exacerbated the problem, she adds.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/indigenous-people-more-likely-to-have-housing-issues-as-population-grows-statcan-1.6077361

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