Service-Based Homeless Count 2021

Counting Those Experiencing Homelessness in Eastern Nova Scotia

The purpose of conducting this service-based homelessness count is to better understand the scope and magnitude of homelessness across six counties in eastern Nova Scotia (Antigonish County, Cape Breton County {which includes the Cape Breton Regional Municipality}, Guysborough County, Inverness County, Richmond County, and Victoria County). A service-based homelessness count is particularly effective at enumerating the homeless population in rural areas such as this, where homelessness may be hidden. Previous service-based counts were conducted in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in 2016 and 2018; this is the first count in this region to include the entire Eastern Zone of Nova Scotia Health

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