Counts In The News

Counts In The News

Bill doesn’t receive many visitors. His home – a battered green and orange tent tucked in a small clearing in the deep woods of Stanley Park – is off the beaten track. The site is sparsely decorated, just a scattered pile of half-filled garbage bags and a pair of jeans hanging from a branch. He’s been camped here a year, he says, though he’s been a resident...
More than 600 volunteers will be fanning out through the streets, parks, and shelters of Metro Vancouver on Wednesday to count the number of homeless people, and this year there is a special emphasis on homeless youths. The count has been conducted every three years since 2002, and although youths have been included in the previous three counts, 200...
I took part in a study hoping to understand my brother, who lives on the streets. All I found were more questions
Early results from the City of Vancouver’s homeless count on March 23, 2010 show the number of people sleeping on the street has dropped substantially due to the opening of new shelters and interim housing measures, but the number of people who are homeless has increased since 2008. “The preliminary numbers from the homeless count show that although the...
An army of volunteers began counting Edmonton's homeless population Tuesday. More than 200 counters in brightly coloured vests and clipboards combed the river valley, city streets and social agencies trying to get a handle on how many people have no place to live. It's the ninth count of homeless people in Edmonton since 1999.
Volunteers are scouring the streets of Vancouver for homeless people, as part of a city-wide effort to determine just how many there are and if the number is growing. Three-hundred volunteers checked soup kitchens, shelters, safe houses and transition houses on Monday night and plan to survey outdoor locations such as alleys, parks and under bridges on...
City of Toronto officials have announced the results of a census that counted 5,052 homeless people living on the streets and in shelters across the city. Toronto's first census of the homeless was conducted by city volunteers during one night in mid-April. The count included those living on the street, in shelters and in jail, but did not attempt to count...
The City of Vancouver's release of homelessness numbers last week was questionable, said Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman
Mayor Gregor Robertson wants to tighten the city's plan to end homelessness, and has called for a spring homeless count to help the city track its progress -- or lack thereof.
This article reports on the U.S. National-Point-In-Time Survey, which took place in January 2007, and references the role of this count in the efforts of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.