Preventing and Reducing Homelessness

Project type: DI Program Government project

Status: In progress

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

This project will link data from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and BC Housing to identify the cohort of people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless in B.C. This includes demographic information, pathways into homelessness, and the cross-government interventions that helped them exit homelessness. Establishing this integrated data set supports government’s actions on homelessness and poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC. Insights from this project could help government evaluate the effectiveness of its policy and program decisions and improve services for British Columbians.

Project main contact: Steve Forland, Manager, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Office of Homelessness Coordination, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Linked data sets:

  • BC Housing
  • Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Statistics Canada

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