Individuals staying at a homeless shelter for refugee claimants told True North that asylum seekers have been intentionally staying in the Toronto homeless shelter system — many staying at hotels and motels — for over six months so that they can access a special rent allowance only offered to individuals who’ve been in the system half a year or longer.
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