Homelessness in Yellowknife: An Emerging Social Challenge

Homelessness in Yellowknife: An Emerging Social Challenge

Homeless Hub Report Series - There is a considerable amount of visible homelessness in Yellowknife (NWT), yet very little third-party analysis of the situation. This report begins by briefly discussing who is homeless in Yellowknife and then outlines program responses, including emergency shelters and various models of housing. An overview will then be provided of major funding initiatives from the federal and territorial governments, as well as various forms of homelessness assistance provided by the City of Yellowknife. The report concludes by making policy recommendations with respect to the need for increased accountability, shelter standards, more housing options for the homeless, and a public health response to alcohol and drug use.

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For Nick Falvo's 2011 report on affordable housing in the Northwest Territories, please see this link: www.homelesshub.ca/NWT

For Nick Falvo's 2012 policy report on poverty in Yukon, please visit this link: www.homelesshub.ca/Yukon

ORGANIZATION: The Homeless Hub
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011
LOCATION: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada