Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
News Centre

News Centre


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Snapshot of Simcoe County's homeless population

Orillia | by Bayshore News Staff  

One in three individuals who were surveyed said they were newly homeless.

A snapshot of Simcoe County's homeless population. 

The data was collected in a one-day period last April 2018 by volunteers with the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness.

Spokesperson Linda Goodall told Orillia City council last night,  during that 24 hour period there were 697 people experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County.

Goodall says they know they did not capture every person.

She says addiction and substance use was the top reason people became homeless,  others were unable to pay rent and/or mortgage.

 

By City/Town:

305 Barrie
128 Midland
97 Orillia and area
24 Collingwood
24 Alliston
17 Penetanguishene
12 Other in Simcoe County
9 Wasaga Beach

share this story



Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
© 2019 Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation

Web Site by Websmart Inc