Hamilton’s social housing wait list continues to grow as the city struggles to maintain existing units, let alone add to its aging stock.

The tally now sits at roughly 6,860 households, up from around 5,700 just over two years ago.

This represents about 16,650 people, whether they’re fleeing domestic violence, sleeping outside or wanting to transfer from one unit to another.

“We’re just chipping away at the fringes,” says Coun. Chad Collins about addressing the human and bricks-and-mortar backlog alike.