In November 2018, the Common Front for Social Justice decided to take a closer look at homelessness, following the removal of a tent city in Moncton by municipal authorities. This resulted in a greater awareness of homelessness as a crisis in the Province of New Brunswick. We decided to form a small work group to research the issues and to see if we could contribute towards the effort to find solutions. We thought the best way to start was to interview 12 persons in Moncton who have experienced homelessness personally.
We clearly heard that they perceive being discriminated against within the mainstream community, even when helping in service settings, leaving them nowhere to comfortably be in their current life circumstances.