7 Cities Alberta Point-in-Time Homeless Count Medicine Hat 2016

7 Cities Alberta Point-in-Time Homeless Count Medicine Hat 2016

On October 19, 2016, Medicine Hat conducted its second Homeless Count. The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society coordinates the Homeless Count as part of our work supporting At Home in Medicine Hat – Our Plan to End Homelessness.

This count serves two important functions: it provides a current snapshot of our overall homeless population and enables us to examine how this population changes over time. Ultimately, this helps us inform solutions to support the goal of ending homelessness in our communities.

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. The 7 Cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness.

Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness all conducted their Homeless Counts at the same time. By aligning methodology across Alberta’s cities, we can examine trends over time, creating a clearer picture of homelessness across Alberta. 

PUBLICATION DATE: 2017