Last Thursday we mentioned a new idea that had been mooted in Hamilton media the same day as a way to solve the current homeless crisis. That idea is being advocated by the Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters – HATS – an alliance of poverty reduction activists, churches and Hamilton residents looking to reproduce a successful project launched in 2019 in Kitchener.
To discuss the background to the HATS project, and why it is being argued to offer an innovative approach to providing decent transitional temporary housing for Hamilton’s homeless, we spoke to former MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, and former minister of, among other ministries, Municipal Affairs and Housing and Community and Social Services, the Hon. Ted McMeekin. Today Ted describes himself as “a Lifetime community volunteer. Interested in affordable housing, homelessness and basic Income, and desirous of bending the world toward social Justice”.
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