Homelessness in Northumberland County continues to rise, county councillors were told Wednesday.

It’s no surprise to people in the county social services and housing departments, or to those in outside agency like Green Wood Coalition in Port Hope that provides programming for the homeless and working to help put a roof over their heads.

Or for police officers in the area who are looking to address the issues of people seeking shelter during the winter. The Cobourg Police Services has such a facility within its King Street West headquarters that is already used by homeless people overnight, and Port Hope Police Services is looking at augmenting its services to those facing a housing crisis.