The 10th annual Report Card on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa was released by the Alliance to End Homelessness (ATEH) Ottawa on April 15, 2014. For the third year in a row, grades range from “A” to “F” — measuring yearly change in four areas affecting homelessness in Ottawa during 2013.
- An “A” was given for the reduction in the total number of homeless individuals and family members who stayed in an emergency shelter.
- An “F” was awarded for the average amount of time spent in an emergency shelter before housing is found.
- A “D” was given for an increase in new affordable units, with special mention given to the City of Ottawa for rescuing 344 housing allowances that would have been lost as provincial funding ended.
- Another “F” was given regarding the affordability of housing.