Timmins is going to receive fresh data on the number of homeless people who reside here.

The most recent stats, which identified 1.7% of the city’s population as homeless, was collected in 2011.

The author of that research was Dr. Carol Kauppi, director of the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy at Laurentian University. Kauppi plans to conduct a followup to that research in 2018. At that time, she will also be collecting numbers and conducting surveys in the surrounding communities of Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Kapuskasing.

She just recently completed similar studies in Cochrane, Hearst and Moosonee.