November 8, 2018
The percentage of women among people who are homeless in the city is more than twice the national average, according to a survey conducted earlier this year.
The city’s urban point-in-time homeless count, conducted during a four-hour period in mid-April, showed that 152 people were living in different stages of homelessness.
Of those 152 people, 98 agreed to fill out a survey, with 59 of them – 55 per cent – identifying as female. When dependent children were factored in, that percentage jumped to 60 per cent.