The Region's Homeless Population Count Results
"Everyone Counts Peel" aims to better understand the impact of homelessness in Peel.
In April 2018, we took part in a Point-in-Time (PiT) count and registry week. We will use the information collected to help us measure our progress in reducing homelessness.
More than 100 staff from homeless-serving organizations conducted surveys in specific locations in Caledon, Mississauga and Brampton over a 3 day period. The locations included emergency shelters, transitional housing facilities, meal programs, drop-in centres, and food banks. The responses from the surveys provided key information on demographics, characteristics, and service needs of people experiencing homelessness in Peel.
We found 922 people experiencing homelessness in Peel on the night of April 24, 2018.
- 338 completed the PiT count survey.
- We accounted for the remaining 584 through tally and occupancy data.
In addition, we added 75 adults, 36 youth and 15 families to a Peel's "By Names List". This list ensures we connect people experiencing homelessness to the right supports to help them get and keep housing.
What the results tell us:
- Homelessness exists across all demographics in Peel.
- Homelessness can happen at any age.
- Many factors contribute to homelessness.
- Homelessness can happen despite having an income.
- While homelessness can be a one-time event for some, it's long-term for others.
The results will now be used to inform local-level service delivery and resource allocation as we move toward ending homelessness in our community.
The Region of Peel, the Peel Alliance to End Homelessness (PAEH) and other community groups collaborated on this initiative.For the complete results, please view the registry week results report (PDF).