Globe and Mail: BC Housing no longer collecting data on homeless shelter turnaways

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Nov 9, 2015 | Frances Bula | Globe and Mail


‘“I just can’t imagine that this government wants to keep fewer statistics. This is useful information on a number of levels. It helps everyone understand where homelessness is concentrated,” Mr. Eby said.

He said this is part of a disturbing trend, with the province also declining to come up with a system for cities to standardize the way they count homelessness.

Mr. Eby’s FOI request also acquired the statistics from the past period when BC Housing did collect that information, the year up to November, 2014, broken down by shelter and month.’

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