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Region’s survey highlights problem of homelessness

December 18, 2014 / News

Imagine being homeless for over 20 years. Imagine being 16 and home is trying to find a place to sleep at night. Though Waterloo Region is a relatively rich area, homelessness is still an issue to be addressed.

By Carmen Ponciano, The Independent

That’s the finding of a study conducted by the Region of Waterloo, where 22 teams of volunteers scouted the streets and shelters of Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge surveying 300 homeless people, as part of the Canadian 20,000 Homes Campaign, on Nov. 30 and Dec.1.

The 20,000 Homes Campaign has as its aim to permanently house 20,000 homeless people by July 1, 2020.

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