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This paper addresses recent developments in case law surrounding potential recognition of a right to housing under s 7 of the Charter. In particular, I argue that for a right to housing to be made out, s 7 interpretations must be expanded, in scope to be beyond criminal law, and in nature to potentially include positive rights. Reviewing the trajectory of Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decisions, I find there is room for optimism on both fronts. Based on this, I review recent cases in the lower courts and conclude that while a “right to housing” has not (yet) been read into s 7, recent decisions, particularly in British Columbia, have effectively done so insofar as the remedy to an otherwise unconstitutional ban on homeless camps has been the establishment of shelter spaces. While the court has shied away from explicitly ordering this remedy, it has, nonetheless, all but mandated it. If this is not “reading in” a right to housing in a traditional sense, as in Vriend, it certainly amounts to much more than a wink and a nod in the direction of a positive right to housing.