It’s true, solutions to the problem of homelessness are complex. But just because they’re complex, doesn’t mean they don’t exist! In fact, there are many effective solutions in place in our city today: solutions that led to 9,707 people exiting the experience of homelessness and into permanent housing with supports within the last decade. This also means that there’s been a 32% per capita reduction in homelessness in Calgary: as our city grew exponentially, homelessness reduced. Almost 3 people per day exit homelessness in our city!
Calgary’s solution involves a big network of services that fall under what we call the homeless-serving system of care. It includes non-profits, government, mainstream systems like Alberta Health Services, Calgary Police Services and the Calgarian community. They all work together to ensure timely access to housing and support services to those that need them.
To learn more about Calgary’s solution to homelessness, check out our video.
Still need more facts and research? Our technical report is available here.