The Dufferin County 2018 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count included an enumeration of individuals experiencing homelessness living unsheltered, emergency sheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), and in public locations. The count was conducted by volunteers and staff from the homeless-serving system over a two day period, May 14th and May 15th 2018, throughout the County of Dufferin.
This report provides important background information, covers the count methodology, including challenges and limitations, and shares the overall findings as well as findings from specific sub-populations. It includes a discussion section and some recommendations for next steps. This information is meant to be a snapshot of homelessness in Dufferin County at a specific point-in-time. It should be used to help inform service provision, resource allocation, and target setting toward ending homelessness in our community.
The results of the Count also fulfill provincial and federal reporting requirements, as well as to help create a Dufferin County By-Name List (BNL) which will inform referrals to housing supports and services within the region.