Staff at Moncton’s only two homesless shelters and a drop-in centre say the demand on their services is at a level not seen in years.

Lisa Ryan, director of YMCA ReConnect, said the answer as to why more people are in need of homeless shelters and a drop-in centre is clear :”affordable housing, that is a huge piece missing.”

In the last few weeks, she said, “our numbers are skyrocketing.”