June 9, 2014 12:26 pm

Facing Homelessness: A Morning News special series

Join the Morning News from June 9 to 13 as we dig deeper into an issue that plagues Winnipeg: homelessness.

Katie Chamberlain / Global News

WINNIPEG – Join the Morning News from June 9 to 13 as we dig deeper into an issue that plagues Winnipeg: homelessness.

Sparked by the April 2014 release of The Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg, our series, Facing Homelessness, explores the topic through features, news stories and in-studio guests.

READ MORE: Facing Homelessness: Al Wiebe’s Story

Homeless Population Size

On any given night in Winnipeg, there are approximately:

350 people staying in the city’s homeless shelters
700-1,000 people staying in single-room-occupancy hotels
1,400 people staying with relatives, friends or acquaintances or in some form of temporary accommodation

Total length of homelessness:

Less than 6 months – 15.1%
6 months – 2 years – 36.9%
2 – 5 years – 24.8%
5 – 10 years – 13.2%
More than 10 years – 10%

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(Source: Main Street Project, 2011)

© Shaw Media, 2014

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