The new numbers of homeless people in Timmins are only slightly higher than the numbers previously revealed in studies carried out by the Laurentian University.

This doesn’t mean the problem has stabilized or is getting any better according to Dr. Carol Kauppi, the director of the Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy at Laurentian University.

The information was part of the World Homeless Day forum for community feedback that was held in Timmins Wednesday.