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and since you are already reading this - here are some

FUN FACTS:

  • 5% of people were at some point homeless
  • there were 35k homeless people on any given night in 2019 Canada
  • there are 26k beds across all homeless shelters in 2019 Canada
  • not all of those beds were full because homeless people are not evenly distributed across the country
  • since COVID:
    • fuckton of people lost their jobs and were evicted
    • shelters are spreading out the beds to promote social distancing and reduce risk of everyone getting infected, therefore further reducing their already limited capacity
  • most homeless people have no substance abuse problems
  • 25% of them have a job, but it doesn't pay enough to afford rent
  • there is literally no way to have a shower when you can't already afford a place to live. (some charitable people are trying to fix that)
  • racial minorities, LGBTQ people, and people with mental illnesses are over-represented in the homeless population
  • there used to be anti vagrancy laws that literally just made being homeless illegal in some places
  •  those laws were removed because they were kinda bad at helping people
  • now there are new anti vagrancy laws with much more vague language that literally do the same thing
  • These things are illegal in some places:
    • loitering
    • panhandling
    • obstructing (loitering 2)
    • salvaging
    • resting & sleeping in public
    • sheltering yourself from the elements
    • causing "disorder" 
  • most of these laws are very vague and its up to the people enforcing them to decide what is and what isn't illegal
  • did you know supermarkets throw away A LOT of food that is still edible?
  • did you know that they often just send it to a landfill and sometimes go as far as to prevent people from getting access to it?
  • some places are trying to make that practice illegal
  • there are only a few of those places in the world right now

WHO DID THIS?

Aashiq ShaikhProgramming, Art, Game Design
Ash Kamenska
Programming, Art, Game Design
Martin Zina
Art, Game Design
StatusPrototype
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4)
AuthorsAsh K, Martin Zina
GenreAdventure
Tags2D, Experimental, Exploration, homeless, Unity, Walking simulator

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