Residents were so upset they cried after a notice was posted in Leaside about the opening of a new homeless shelter. It was a hidden camera stunt implemented by Raising the Roof to help raise awareness about homelessness as an issue in the upcoming election. The location was a former Sleep Country store on Bayview Avenue that had “a sign announcing the privately-funded Jefferson Homeless Shelter would open on Nov. 1, offering 62 beds and hot meals, run by a volunteer staff of three” (Metro).
Here’s the good part. There were several hidden cameras around store that caught footage of residents’ reactions to the hoax homeless shelter being established near their homes,
which will be released in a film on October 12th. I’ll definitely need to keep an eye out for this film over the weekend.
Here’s the video below containing the transcripts of real phone calls reenacted by voice actors.