2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver

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In 2017 BC Non-Profit Housing Association conducted the Homeless Count on behalf of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Community Entity Metro Vancouver in partnership with Community Homelessness Tables across the region.

A preliminary data report containing information about the regional distribution and general characteristics of the homeless population was released on April 10, 2017. Click here to download the Preliminary Data Report.

How can we address homelessness?

BCNPHA’s Affordable Housing Plan for BC outlines the necessary investment in supply and income supports to substantially decrease homelessness in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia. It calls for the adoption of a Housing First Approach to support the needs of chronic and episodically homeless people in BC and an expansion and further development of existing approaches of vulnerability assessments and coordinated access into the entire housing system.

To read more, review the Affordable Housing Plan for BC here

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