Communities pledge to find 20,000 homeless people permanent shelter by 2020

June 16, 2015 / News

OTTAWA – Twenty-one Canadian communities are banding together to try and find homes for 20,000 homeless people by 2020.

Cities in six provinces are recruiting volunteers to conduct local surveys of homeless populations to assess housing and health-care needs and build a database to help find permanent shelter for those most in need.

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is spearheading the Canadian campaign, modeled on a similar U.S. program that found homes for more than 100,000 people over four years.

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