PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF THE 2020 HOMELESS COUNT IN METRO VANCOUVER

Preliminary data from the 2020 Homeless Count finds 3,634 people experiencing homelessness throughout Metro Vancouver
Seniors’ homelessness continues to increase while Indigenous people remain significantly overrepresented; additionally, racial identity data collected for the first time in a regional count reveals that Black people were found to be disproportionately represented among racialized groups experiencing homelessness.

THE 2020 HOMELESS COUNT IN METRO VANCOUVER TOOK PLACE ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 3RD AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MARCH 4TH

Governments, funders and community agencies rely on data from homeless counts to help make informed policy and program decisions. As in previous years, the goals of the 2020 Homeless Count are to obtain a reliable estimate on the number of people experiencing homelessness, to obtain a demographic profile of those individuals through the count survey, and to identify long-term data trends of homelessness in the region.

Volunteers

Over 1,200 individuals volunteered for the 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver, showing that as a community we are committed to actively using this data to support all efforts to end homelessness in this region. The Vancity Community Foundation, the Interim CE for Reaching Home, and the Community Advisory Board (CAB) would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to each and every volunteer for making the count possible. Whether this was your first time participating or you are a “seasoned pro”, thank you for your passion, kindness and commitment. 

The Homeless Count in Burnaby was co-coordinated by the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby.


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