Advocates for the homeless and representatives from the City of Fredericton and the province will meet Wednesday to discuss options to address homelessness in the city.

Homelessness has become more apparent as harsher weather and temperatures arrive and as the number of tents at the bottom of Smythe Street continues to grow.

Faith McFarland, a co-ordinator with Fredericton’s community action group on homelessness and one of the organizers of the meeting Wednesday, said the issue is getting renewed attention, but the problem isn’t new.

“It’s puzzling, it’s not like this is something that’s just emergent overnight,” McFarland said.