A Count of Homeless Persons in Edmonton 2006

A Count of Homeless Persons in Edmonton 2006

The seventh count of the homeless found 2618 homeless persons in the City of Edmonton. Of these, 1774 were absolute homeless having no housing alternative) and 844 were sheltered homeless (living in emergency accommodations).

The Homeless Count Committee organized the count, applying the methodology used in the previous counts (March/November 1999, March/September 2000, October 2002 and October 2004), to ensure a consistent 'snapshot' of the homeless population. Employing the same methodology enables the monitoring of changes and trends of the homeless population. October 17, 2006 was selected for the twenty-four hour count period. In order to conduct the count, the Count Committee acquired the active support of approximately 300 volunteers, in addition to the community serving the homeless. In addition, the street count areas were expanded based upon the recommendation of community agencies.

ORGANIZATION: Edmonton Joint Planning Committee on Housing
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006
LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada