Results show the City of Vancouver experienced an 82 per cent reduction in street homeless since the last count in 2008 and a further six per cent reduction in overall homelessness since 2010.
“The City’s goal of ending street homelessness by 2015 is closer than ever, and it’s very encouraging to see our focus and hard work deliver these results.”
The overall decline in homelessness in Vancouver represents the first reduction in a decade.
“It’s great news to see a decrease in the number of homeless people in Vancouver and it validates the City’s focus on our most challenging problem,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “These results speak to the hard work and efforts of our City staff, government partners like BC Housing, and the dozens of tireless community organizations who dedicate their time to help our most vulnerable citizens.