Homing in on Homelessness

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Winnipeg joins over 300 North American cities in their pledge to end homelessness in 10 years.

More than 300 North American cities have pledged to end homelessness in 10 years. Winnipeg will soon do the same. The Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council is launching a high-level task force that will create the city’s first 10-year plan to eliminate homelessness. That plan could include the first real count of Winnipeg’s chronic couch-surfers and street-sleepers, a cap on shelter stays and a way to better co-ordinate the dozens of non-profits and government agencies who help the homeless. It will also include hard targets.

Read the article: Homing in on Homelessness

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Author: Mary Agnes Welch