Red Deer creates real-time homeless list

November 7, 2018 / News

Federal funding helping Red Deer and other communities across Canada

Susan ZielinskiNov. 7, 2018 3:29 p.m. Local News

Red Deer is getting help in its effort to end chronic homelessness.

The city is one of 38 communities that will benefit from $885,000 in federal funding to extend the 20,000 Homes Campaign, which was developed by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

The campaign promotes the use of real-time lists, called by-name lists, that include data on all the people experiencing homelessness in a community. The campaign also helps to streamline and bring consistency to the process of accessing housing and services.

Alliance president Tim Richter said by-name lists are a new approach that is transforming homeless systems and accelerating progress.

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