On September 26, 2022, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, along with a team of volunteers and 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness, conducted a Point-In-Time Count (PiT) to learn more about those individuals in our community experiencing homelessness.
The count was conducted in various zones throughout the city, as well as at The Mustard Seed Shelter, Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society, Roots Youth Shelter, Miywasin Friendship Centre and the Medicine Hat Recovery Centre.
PiT captures a snapshot of those sleeping rough, in tents, vehicles, buildings and those accessing emergency shelters, transitional housing and those housed in Systems (hospital/corrections). The data collected will help gain a clearer understanding of the characteristics of the homeless population and to measure the impact of various housing initiatives and policies.
On this day, 120 community members were experiencing homelessness.
Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness is made up of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, City of Grande Prairie, City of Lethbridge, Homeward Trust Edmonton, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, City of Red Deer and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Together, the 7 Cities work together to end homelessness in each of their communities and coordinate plans to align funding to progress the goal of ending homelessness in Alberta.
Due to recent Legislative updates, the online application submission for all Housing Programs will be paused while we work on the required changes. PDF Applications are still available.