Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver 2020

Number of People Experiencing Homelessness Regionally Remains Relatively Consistent with Previous Counts

The 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver took place on the evening of March 3rd and throughout the day/evening of March 4th, approximately two weeks before the Government of British Columbia declared a state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus. During the count period, no pandemic-related restrictions were in place and the implementation process was not affected. However, it is crucial to note that, at the time of this report’s release, information collected through the count may no longer adequately reflect the actual state of homelessness in the region; this information does provide a valuable baseline for understanding homelessness in the region prior to the pandemic.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada