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Selected Reports and Research Findings

From shelter to home … Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy 2006 – 2015
The purpose of the Shelter Strategy is to plan for the shelter system in Greater Vancouver over a 10-year horizon, recognizing the links between shelters and permanent housing. The Strategy focuses on all types of emergency shelters, including year-round adult and seasonal shelters, transition houses, youth shelters and safe houses.

Homelessness Study Project for the Tri-Cities – Summary Report
An initial study of homelessness in the Tri-Cities undertaken in 2001 with funding from the federal government’s Supporting Community Partnership Initiative.  Includes an estimate of the size of the homeless and at-risk-of-homelessness population in the Tri-Cities and the resources available at that time.

Homelessness Study Project for the Tri-Cities – Companion Document
Contains all of the background documentation used to prepared the summary report.

Understanding Metropolitan Vancouver’s Shelter System
An explanation of the shelter system – year-round shelter beds, cold/wet weather shelter beds and extreme weather response shelter beds – in the Metro Vancouver area, prepared by the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy

Still on our streets… Results of the 2008 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count – Executive Summary
This summary is designed to provide readers with a summary of the results of the 2008 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count conducted on March 11, 2008. Readers who are interested in the results beyond what is provided here should consult the final report.

Still on our streets… Results of the 2008 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count
Final report on the results of the Metro Vancouver 2008 homeless count conducted on March 11, 2008.  Includes breakdown of homeless numbers by sub-region plus demographic information on persons who are homeless in the Metro Vancouver area.