Global TV: BC housing no longer collects data on homeless people turned away from shelters

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Nov 13, 2015 | Aaron McArthur | Global TV

Quote: BC Housing has stopped collecting data on the number of homeless people turned away from emergency shelters, and the NDP housing critic wants to know why.

David Eby discovered through a Freedom of Information request that the government stopped collecting that information a year ago.

“This data is incredibly important,” he said. “There are real world consequences of turning people away. We’ve had some terrible deaths on the streets of Vancouver because they were turned away from shelters.”

Read the full article: http://globalnews.ca/news/2329575/bc-housing-stops-collecting-data-on-homeless-people-turned-away-from-shelters/