20,000 Homes Point-in-Time Count
On February 21 and 22, 2016, the City of Hamilton took part in a coordinated effort to measure homelessness across Canada - the 20,000 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. Recommended by the Federal Government, this was the first time communities across the country participated in a PiT Count at the same time, using the same approach.
263 volunteers and professional social service staff canvassed Hamilton’s urban, suburban and rural areas, emergency shelters, hospitals and community agencies. Together we surveyed 504 individuals experiencing homelessness. Hamilton’s count continues to support the efforts of the 20,000 Homes Campaign.
The count supports a national campaign led by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) to house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness by July 1, 2018. Hamilton was one of the first cities in Canada to pilot 20,000 Homes.
Homelessness Policy & Programs
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4666
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