Lock & Key

Justin Brake spends two nights at Tent City for Change in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, where resident protesters are bracing for the season's first snowfall. "Mandy" and "Sophie" share their experiences with homelessness. Meanwhile, it's National Housing Day and public pressure on politicians is mounting. The provincial government strikes a task force on homelessness but NL Human Rights Commissioner Carey Majid says we "need to go deeper" and recognize housing as the human right it is. Does the provincial government agree with the United Nations and the federal government that adequate housing is a human right?

Lock and Key is produced by Olivia Ball and edited by Luke Quinton. Hosted by Luke Quinton and Andie Bulman.

Music is by Jake Nicoll
Our art is by Shan Leigh Pomeroy 

Thanks to Tom Baird and Sara Swain. Justin Brake is Editor-in-chief of The Independent. 

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And a big thank to everyone who shared their stories with us over this past year.

"The Lock & Key podcast received funding from The Community Housing Transformation Centre (the Centre); however, the views expressed are the personal views of the author and the Centre accepts no responsibility for them."

What is Lock & Key?

Lock and Key is a limited series podcast about housing, and the stories behind closed doors. From www.theindependent.ca