Federal funding helping Red Deer and other communities across Canada
Susan Zielinski – Nov. 7, 2018 3:29 p.m. Local News
Red Deer is getting help in its effort to end chronic homelessness.
The city is one of 38 communities that will benefit from $885,000 in federal funding to extend the 20,000 Homes Campaign, which was developed by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.
The campaign promotes the use of real-time lists, called by-name lists, that include data on all the people experiencing homelessness in a community. The campaign also helps to streamline and bring consistency to the process of accessing housing and services.
Alliance president Tim Richter said by-name lists are a new approach that is transforming homeless systems and accelerating progress.