Updating The Plan
In 2009, Edmonton came together as a community to build a plan to end homelessness in our city. A lot has changed and much progress has been made since Edmonton’s Plan to End Homelessness was created. Instead of managing homelessness with short-term solutions, we are ending homelessness with housing and supports. We are taking what we have learned and refocusing our efforts to ensure we reach our goal of ending homelessness in Edmonton.
Of those experiencing homelessness, 59% identified as being chronically homeless.
43% Decrease from 2008 in the number of people counted who identified as experiencing homelessness
Since 2009, 81% of people in Housing First have remained housed 12 months after housing
5,917 people were housed by Housing First agencies between 2009-2016
Update to Edmonton’s Plan to End Homelessness
Now is an opportune time to revisit our plans and take stock of our progress. The update will focus on optimizing the key components of the homeless-serving system: