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Man in mask and faux fur hat in front of graffiti

Phil---last name withheld---poses in front of graffiti on the side of UA, a former university student dormitory that now houses the homeless. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 23 November 2021. UA is an interim project operated by the Working Centre of Kitchener, a community based nonprofit venture, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, a government body. Both organisations are responding to the rapid increase in homelessness in the region. UA can house up to eighty individuals and has six to eight people on staff for each of the three daily shifts. Most but not all of the residents have drug addictions and mental health concerns. Some individuals have moved to other supported housing while many of the current residents have been living at UA for a year. Phil was hesitant to allow publication of this photo until he saw it. In fact he was hesitant to take the photo. He was particularly pleased with the "dreamer" background and has given permission to use the photo.

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Phil---last name withheld---poses in front of graffiti on the side of UA, a former university student dormitory that now houses the homeless. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 23 November 2021. UA is an interim project operated by the Working Centre of Kitchener, a community based nonprofit venture, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, a government body. Both organisations are responding to the rapid increase in homelessness in the region. UA can house up to eighty individuals and has six to eight people on staff for each of the three daily shifts. Most but not all of the residents have drug addictions and mental health concerns. Some individuals have moved to other supported housing while many of the current residents have been living at UA for a year. Phil was hesitant to allow publication of this photo until he saw it. In fact he was hesitant to take the photo. He was particularly pleased with the "dreamer" background and has given permission to use the photo.