November 24, 2017
The Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign released a 2016-17 annual report on Nov. 17 about the progress the community has made in a bid to end homelessness.
The report states the number of known individuals experiencing homelessness has fallen from 207 in April 2016 to 129 in October 2017, an overall decrease of 38 per cent.
Also highlighted in the report are 117 housing placements for individuals considered “high-acuity” (those with high depth of need.)
The local campaign is part of a broader national change movement focused on ending chronic homelessness in 20 communities and housing 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2020.