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Homeless FACTS

In the 2008 Homeless Count there were AT LEAST 3,062 people homeless in Metro Vancouver.

Since 2002, there has been a shocking 137% increase in overall homelessness and a 373% increase in the number of people sleeping outside.

Public Costs

Public Costs of Homelessness

This is because homeless people are frequent, if involuntary, users of services such as hospitals, ambulances, jails, emergency shelters and food aid. By being homeless a person uses expensive services like a revolving door and has no opportunity to get better.

By contrast, the annual per person cost of a formerly homeless person drops to an average of $37,000 when they are moved to housing with supports.  Research also indicates that a person’s health and quality of life improves through a variety of indicators.