Point-in-Time Homelessness Count Brandon 2016 Summary Results

Of surveys conducted, 146 persons were identified as experiencing homelessness on April 13, 2016.

Another 25 adults declined to be surveyed, but were identified as homeless, with 80% of those being known to service providers.

In addition to 146 surveyed adults, 35 children and dependents were present. It is believed 206 people overall, including children and those who declined to be surveyed, were identified.

The number of surveyed adults who indicated they had been in foster care and/or a group home was 48%.

The average age people became homeless was 23.7 years old, and the most common age of first becoming homeless was 18 years old.

Youth homelessness in Brandon is nearly twice the national average with 38% of surveyed respondents under the age of 30 on the day of the Count.

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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada