Red Deer 2016 Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report

Red Deer 2016 Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report

On October 19, 2016, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point-in- Time Homeless Count. The City of Red Deer coordinates the Homeless Count as part of its work supporting EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. It was also the second provincially-coordinated Point-in-Time Count with Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing & Homelessness. In 2014, Alberta was the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement measures toward a standardized Point-in-Time count methodology.

A Point-in-time count is a snapshot of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in a community on a single night. The count captures numbers and demographic information of individuals experiencing homelessness at a single point in time. 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. It also helps to measure progress towards ending homelessness and inform system planning and program development to support the goal of ending homelessness by 2018 in Red Deer.

ORGANIZATION: The City of Red Deer
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
LOCATION: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada