Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Street Census Finds 1,727 Homeless People in City in Late October

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Street Census Finds 1,727 Homeless People in City in Late October

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Street census finds 1,727 homeless people

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WINNIPEG - Results from Winnipeg's first-ever street census have found there were at least 1,727 people in the city who were homeless on Oct. 25 and 26 this year.

More than 300 volunteers toured the city's shelters, streets and more to gain an idea of the scope of the homelessness problem.

Volunteers began at traditional shelters like the Main Street Project, Salvation Army and Siloam Mission.

Almost 350 of those people were staying at emergency shelters, 132 had no shelter, and 361 were staying in transitional housing.

Men made up most of the homeless population -- 8.4 per cent of the people in the census were men ages 48 to 51, and another 8.3 per cent were men over 60. …

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