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Video: The public housing waiting game

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Roving reporter and anti-poverty advocate Jodi Brown meets up with Crystal, a public housing tenant in Halifax.

Crystal lives in a three-bedroom apartment that she shares with her husband and three kids. In 2015 she requested a place with four bedrooms, because, as Crystal explains, two of her kids who live with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) badly need their own room. She has lots of official backing for her request from the IWK and other medical sources.

Three years later she is still waiting, with 60 other people ahead of her.

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