The Need for an Update
Since the launch of the original Plan in 2009, considerable progress has been made and we’ve shown that this goal is within reach. We have also gained tremendous knowledge about what works and what is still required for our community to achieve an end to homelessness.
Over the last eight years, Housing First programs have housed and supported more than 6000 people. With this effort, point-in-time homeless counts have fallen considerably since 2009. We’ve made progress by applying proven interventions and correcting course in real-time based on evidence. Today Edmonton is recognized nationally and internationally for our collective achievements in this work.
Since 2008, the number of people identified as experiencing homelessness has decreased by 43%