North Bay should follow the lead of Medicine Hat, Alta., in how it works with homeless people.

In that city, Paul Tavares says, the mayor took the initiative to work with community members to help put a roof over the heads of the homeless.

“If you want a place to live, they will find you a place,” Tavares said following a presentation to North Bay council Monday night.

The community was able to work to provide the services the homeless needed, Tavares said, helping those “who just don’t know how” to get the help.