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A Roof Over My Head

A Roof Over My Head 2018 Enumeration Report CoverEvery two years, the Homelessness count shows the community a snapshot of housing and homelessness in Peterborough City and County. It offers us a chance to reflect and understand the supports needed to assist those in accessing a home. 

Information on homelessness is essential to understand the nature and extent of homelessness in the City and County of Peterborough, the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, to plan services, and measure progress towards ending homelessness. The 2018 Homelessness Enumeration Report provides a profile of homelessness in our community based on the homelessness count and surveys conducted in the City and County of Peterborough from March 20th to March 23rd, 2018. 

View the full Enumeration Report here.

2018 Enumeration Results

Between March 20 to March 23, 2018, 364 people were approached and 200 surveys were completed. At least 259 people identified were experiencing homelessness in Peterborough. This includes 142 people who are unsheltered or staying in Emergency or Domestic Violence shelters, this also includes 94 people who are experiencing hidden homelessness. Survey locations included 17 City, 11 County and 9 street routes. Over 80 volunteers committed more than 400 hours and found that homelessness occurs across all demographics including children under 18 years of age. 

From March 20-23, 2018, over 80 volunteers conducted a homelessness count in Peterborough City and County. At least 259 People identified were experiencing homelessness  in Peterborough. 142 Absolute Homelessness, 94 Provisionally Accommodated, 23 Unknown

View the full results summary here.