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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Report On Homelessness In City Released

One in five people in the city who resort to a homeless shelter are under the age of 24. 

That forms part of Saint John's annual Homelessness Report Card released by the Human Development Countil. It has data from 2013 when 338 people relied on shelters which was nearly identical to the 341 people served in 2012.

The shelter numbers for Saint John are from the city's three emergency shelters......The Salvation Army, Coverdale and Out of the Cold. 

The numbers don't include young women who stayed at First Steps, the women who stayed at any of the three Violence Against Women transition homes in the region, those who are sleeping rough or people who are couch surfing, living in cars or in abandoned buildings.