Robert Washie is furious.

He’s been upset since Wednesday, when staff at Yellowknife’s day shelter informed clients that a new policy would take effect at the end of the week.

Starting Friday, residents who have a home, a private rental or permanent living accommodations with another person will be restricted from accessing the day shelter’s services.

That apparently means people who are housed, but come to the shelter during the day for food, to socialize with friends, to make phone calls or to do laundry, will be barred from doing so.