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The Edmonton Homeless Commission has recently released the Year 5 Update report on the 10 year plan to end homelessness.

Year 5 Key Numbers

  • 2,178 permanent homes secured for 2,909 people who had been homeless.
  • 80% of formerly homeless persons have secured housing in the private rental market.
  • 84% of the people housed have retained their housing.
  • 466 newly constructed units have been completed.
  • Government funding for homeless supports was frozen for Year 5 but an increase is planned for Year 6.
  • Welcome Home matched 85 community volunteers with 55 newly housed Edmontonians to provide companionship and community supports. 

Click here to download the update: Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness - Year 5 Update