A staple of many eastern Ontario conversations is the lack of housing — an issue that Global News highlighted two weeks ago, when a couple told their story of how they were forced to call a small trailer in a major grocery store parking lot in Belleville, Ont., home after they say rent became too high.

Now, those living without a fixed address 160 kilometres east in Brockville Ont., are urging local politicians to help.

“I don’t have a place to call home, I have no help, and I can’t afford rent, so where do I go?” said a Brockville woman who wanted to stay anonymous.