Since 2008, Saint John has been publishing a report card that looks at Homelessness in our community and what is being done to address it.
2015: The seventh edition of the report card was released in April of 2015.
2014: The sixth edition of the report card was released in May of 2014.
2013: The fifth edition of the report card was released in March of 2013.
2012: The fourth edition of the report card was released in March of 2012.
2011: The third edition of the report card was released in March of 2011.
2010: The second edition of the report card was released in March of 2010.
2008: “A Portrait of Homelessness in Greater Saint John,” by Belinda Allen, Human Development Council. This report examines the services in the community to assist homeless people and the gaps which remain. It calls for greater government action from all levels and more coordination among services providers. It cites the need for better data collection and calls on individuals to be better informed on the issue, including what factors keep people homeless.
2007: “Youth Homelessness in Saint John,” by Kathryn Asher, Human Development Council. This report presents the findings of a count of homeless youth 16 to 24 years of age in the city of Saint John during the month of February 2007. It also highlights best practices in Fredericton and Moncton for sheltering their city’s homeless youth. The count identified 45 homeless youth (23 females and 22 males), who sought shelter in a variety of places including: couch surfing, emergency shelters, transitional housing, on the streets, and temporarily in a hotel.