The 2021 Administrative Count enumerates the number of people experiencing homelessness in Calgary. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this count focuses on individuals and families residing in shelters and transitional housing facilities, as well as hospitals, prisons, andhotels and motels sponsored by social services.
This study represents the first in a series of applied research papers funded by Jenny Belzberg and the Belzberg Family. In the study, researchers explore the factors contributing to the movement of people from Treaty 7 First Nations into Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care.
From January to July 2020, Calgary Homeless Foundation funded a shelter diversion pilot to help people find immediate housing and avoid staying in shelters. This study evaluates the pilot, and explores the impact and appropriateness of diversion programs for Calgary.
Rapid re-housing is an approach that helps people leave homelessness quickly. This 2020 study explores different rapid re-housing models to understand where Calgary Homeless Foundation fits within the continuum of housing supports in the city, and how this approach can aid the fight against homelessness.
This 2020 study presents findings about the experiences of exiting homelessness, increasing understanding of the resources, connections, services, and attitudes that can ultimately support success in leaving homelessness.