URBAN HOMELESSNESS IN NEW BRUNSWICK

In February 2016 Bathurst, Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John took part in a nationally coordinated Point-in-Time Count, funded by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy. Designed to measure the extent of homelessness in a community at a single point in time, the count enumerates individuals staying in emergency shelters, violence against women shelters, transitional housing, and sleeping rough (without shelter) on a single night. Surveys were conducted with these individuals to gain a better understanding of the demographics of homelessness in our communities and gather baseline data which can be used to track changes over time.


Below are some of the findings from this count.