Today, we will be playing an audio essay, written and produced by us. The crisis of affordable housing in Montreal is an issue that has been intensifying since the summer of 2019. Unfit has yet to thoroughly cover this topic. Considering Mayor Planté is devising new programs to confront, and hopefully solve, this housing issue, we thought it not only be useful but important to walk you folks through the numerous factors contributing to the ever-decreasing vacancy rates. In this essay, we will cover the housing statistics of the city and across Canada as well as social factors and societal consequences of these low vacancy rates.