In 2014, over 3,100 individuals experienced homelessness in the City of Hamilton – staying at some point throughout the year in one of the City’s emergency shelters. These individuals include women, men, youth, and families, and represent the most vulnerable members of our community.
This resource provides results from the survey findings that was part of the nationwide campaign to house 20,000 people by July 2018. Volunteers surveyed people experiencing homelessness in Hamilton to better understand their health and housing needs and to identify those most in need of immediate housing assistance.
Some of the preliminary findings:
- 454 individuals surveyed
- 3 years on average those surveyed had spent homeless
- 67% reported experiencing homelessness for 6 months or longer
- 26% of homeless identified as Aboriginal or as having Aboriginal Ancestry
- 191 individuals are 26-49 years old
- 85 individuals are 14-25 years old