Belleville Point-in-Time Count 2021

PiT Counts are conducted every 2 years as part of the Canada-wide Coordinated Point-in-Time Count; this is the second PiT Count conducted in the City of Belleville. Point-in-Time Count results provide a snapshot of homelessness on a single night. The data can be used to:

• Improve our understanding of homelessness in Belleville, including changes from year-to-year.

• Inform efforts by community-based organizations, social service providers, and municipalities to meet the immediate needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

• Inform decisions about the type of services, approaches to service, and coordination of resources that are needed to prevent and reduce homelessness in Belleville.

• Inform governments, policy makers, and community-based organizations about the importance of all levels of government continuing to invest to increase the spectrum of suitable and supported housing and related support services in the community.

The 2021 PiT Count was implemented successfully despite the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions in place to protect public health. The PiT Count provides a reliable snapshot of homelessness in Belleville. It also offers valuable information for community efforts to meet the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness, while working to prevent and reduce homelessness.

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada