Ending homelessness in St. John’s: Ten things to know
I’m co-author of a recent blog post about the fight to end homelessness in St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador).
Points raised in the blog post include the following:
-Recent increases in federal funding for homelessness have made a very important difference to St. John’s homeless-serving sector. I’m referring here to increases brought in by the Trudeau government.
-The corrections sector in Newfoundland and Labrador contributes to the homelessness problem in St. John’s (we elaborate in the blog post).
-Service providers in St. John’s are having major challenges with software that tracks persons experiencing homelessness.
-Local stakeholders have expressed a strong desire to strengthen the local triage system used to refer people to housing and homelessness supports.
The full blog post can be found here.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.