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Rally for homeless to be held today

Calgarians concerned about the lack of affordable housing in the city will rally for change today outside city hall.

Grant Neufeld, co-ordinator of the Calgary Housing Action Initiative (CHAI), said with a municipal election around the corner it's time residents hold politicians accountable and voice their opinions.

"We just want to raise awareness about the homeless crisis in this city and put political pressure on the elected officials, especially with the political election next month. The people in position to fix the situation haven't been fixing it," Neufeld told Metro.

The CHAI will be meeting citizens outside of the Bankers Hall today at noon before marching to city hall and holding an affordable housing rally to coincide with Homeless Awareness Week. 

"We just want Calgarians to come out and make their voices heard. We desperately need to address the housing crisis in this city. I hope people can make it out today," said Neufeld.

Last year one person died from the cold and 19 people had to have limbs amputated, according to Neufeld.

krista sylvester/Metro Calgary

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