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True North Field Report: Asylum Seekers at Plaza Hotel are eligible for a housing allowance after 6-month stay

Some refugee claimants are purposefully staying within the Toronto shelter system for over six months so they can gain eligibility to a housing allowance.

As exclusively reported by True North, some refugee claimants are purposefully staying within the Toronto shelter system for over six months so they can gain eligibility to a housing allowance that helps pay their rent for up to four years.

Another True North investigation revealed that the homeless shelter system is a tiered system, with many asylum seekers who crossed the border illegally into Canada getting better accommodations than the native homeless population.

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