RESULTS - City of Toronto

Apr 17, 2013 - Service Needs of Toronto's Homeless Population . ..... city as well as from colleges and universities. They received training on the afternoon of ...
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2013

STREET NEEDS ASSESSMENT

RESULTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.

Introduction and Highlights .............................................................................................. 3 1.1. 2013 Street Needs Assessment .................................................................................. 3 1.2. Highlights..................................................................................................................... 3

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Background & Methodology ............................................................................................. 6 2.1. Purpose and Objectives ............................................................................................... 6 2.2. Definition of Homelessness ......................................................................................... 6 2.3. Implementation ............................................................................................................ 7 2.4. Community Participation .............................................................................................. 7 2.5. Methodology ................................................................................................................ 8 2.6. Point-in-Time Count ..................................................................................................... 8 2.7. Survey ....................................................................................................................... 10 2.8. Improvements for 2013 .............................................................................................. 11 2.9. Costs ......................................................................................................................... 11

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Estimate of Toronto's Homeless Population ................................................................. 13 3.1. Summary ................................................................................................................... 13 3.2. Outdoor Population .................................................................................................... 13 3.3. Indoor Sites ............................................................................................................... 14 3.4. Comparison to Other Jurisdictions ............................................................................. 16

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Profile of Toronto's Homeless Population..................................................................... 17 4.1. Duration of Homelessness ......................................................................................... 17 4.2. Age ............................................................................................................................ 18 4.3. Family Households .................................................................................................... 20 4.4. Gender ...................................................................................................................... 21 4.5. Aboriginal Identity ...................................................................................................... 22 4.6. LGBTQ Status ........................................................................................................... 24 4.7. Veterans .................................................................................................................... 24 4.8. Residency in Toronto ................................................................................................. 25 4.9. Income & Employment............................................................................................... 26 4.10. Interactions with Police & the Correctional System .................................................... 28

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People Experiencing Homelessness Want Housing ..................................................... 29

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Service Needs of Toronto's Homeless Population ............