A Count of Homeless Persons in Edmonton: November 1999

A Count of Homeless Persons in Edmonton: November 1999

This is the second homeless count and the methodology followed the first approach for the homeless count. The second count of the homeless found 1114 homeless persons in the City of Edmonton. Of these, 611 were absolute homeless - having no housing alternative - and 503 were sheltered homeless - living in emergency accommodations. There were 64 families counted, encompassing 111 children under the age of 15 and 80 caregivers. Among the families, 63% of the individuals were absolute homeless, while 37% stayed at shelters. There were more Caucasian than Aboriginal homeless.

Summary Credit:
Homelessness-Related Research Capacities in Alberta: A Comprehensive Environmental Scan, prepared by Dr. Katharina Kovacs Burns, MSc, MHSA, PhD and Dr. Solina Richter, PhD, RN for The Alberta Homelessness Research Consortium (2010)

ORGANIZATION: Edmonton Homelessness Count Committee
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999
LOCATION: Edmonton, AB, Canada