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The City of Vancouver says hundreds have been turned away from temporary winter shelters since December.
In a release, Mayor Gregor Robertson says the solution is more shelter space and more housing.
That issue of affordable housing is echoed by Irene Jaakson, co-ordinator of the Vancouver Extreme Weather Response Program.
"The only thing that's going to deal with the fact that we have people living on the streets is access to safe, affordable housing."
According to the City, an average of 24 homeless people have been turned away each night since the beginning of December due to lack of room.