BC Housing - Homeless Counts

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Published by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Planning and Land Use Management
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BC Housing summarizes findings from homeless counts conducted in communities across BC, as well as shelter data from communities that were not involved in a homeless count.

Note that individual homeless counts often encompass parts/all of multiple neighbouring local governments.

As of 2018, information was available for 24 homeless counts:

  • Campbell River
  • Comox Valley
  • Cranbrook
  • Duncan
  • Fort St. John
  • Fraser Valley
  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Merritt
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Nanaimo
  • Nelson
  • Parksville & Qualicum
  • Penticton
  • Port Alberni
  • Prince George
  • Prince Rupert
  • Salt Spring Island
  • Sechelt & Gibsons
  • Smithers
  • Terrace
  • Vernon
  • Victoria (region)
  • Williams Lake

URL: https://www.bchousing.org/research-centre/housing-data/homeless-counts

For local governments interested, the Homelessness Community Action Grants program https://www.sparc.bc.ca/resources/homelessness-community-action-grants/ provides funding for various actions, including data collection.

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Additional Information


This dataset is intended to support BC local governments in meeting provincial requirements to develop housing needs reports.

Lineage Statement

The information is published by BC Housing.

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Contact Information

NamePlanning and Land Use Management Branch (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Sub-OrganizationPlanning and Land Use Management

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-11-28
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status completed