As the icy grip of winter fills Halifax shelters to capacity, a Dalhousie University professor says government needs to do more to address the city’s growing crisis.

“We’ve been in a homeless crisis for years, regardless of whether the shelters are full or not, and the fact is that people should not be living in shelters. That should not be their home base,” said Jeff Karabanow, a professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Social Work.