Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count Results are in

The Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count results were presented to City Council this week and overall homelessness is down 62% from 2008 but the number of street homeless in Vancouver has increased to 306 people from 154 last year.

“The Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count confirms that we’ve made strong progress in the last four years to tackle homelessness and that our low-barrier shelters have been incredibly effective, but much work remains to confront the challenge,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “This year’s count shows that street homelessness is down 62 per cent since 2008 and that overall homelessness is down 6.6 per cent overall since 2010, when we finally turned the corner on a decade of rising homelessness in Vancouver.

“The count demonstrates the need for stronger partnerships with other orders of government. To build on our progress and prevent an alarmingly higher number of Vancouver’s homeless citizens from being forced to sleep on the street we need significantly more provincial support for stable low-barrier shelter beds and permanent supportive housing.”

To view the full presentation on the Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count click here. For more information read the Mayor’s blog and check out these Vancouver Sun and 24 Hours articles. 


The Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count results were presented to City Council this week and overall homelessness is down 62% from 2008 but the number of street homeless in Vancouver has increased to 306 people from 154 last year.

“The Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count confirms that we’ve made strong progress in the last four years to tackle homelessness and that our low-barrier shelters have been incredibly effective, but much work remains to confront the challenge,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “This year’s count shows that street homelessness is down 62 per cent since 2008 and that overall homelessness is down 6.6 per cent overall since 2010, when we finally turned the corner on a decade of rising homelessness in Vancouver.

“The count demonstrates the need for stronger partnerships with other orders of government. To build on our progress and prevent an alarmingly higher number of Vancouver’s homeless citizens from being forced to sleep on the street we need significantly more provincial support for stable low-barrier shelter beds and permanent supportive housing.”

To view the full presentation on the Vancouver 2012 Homeless Count click here. For more information read the Mayor’s blog and check out these Vancouver Sun and 24 Hours articles. 


Mayor Gregor Robertson