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Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver: Draft Plan

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
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Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI) of the National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) o
The Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee (RSCH) was formed in March 2000, under the federal government's National Homelessness Initiative (NHI), Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI). Its primary objective was to develop a Regional Homelessness Plan to provide a region-wide framework for community based programs and services that address homelessness and its root causes. This draft Plan identifies urgent priorities and a series of other problems and service gaps that need to be addressed to alleviate homelessness in the GVRD. Key statistics are presented to illuminate shortcomings of current housing, employment and social programs policy, service and housing needs of the population. Policy statements and strategies for action and change are provided for each key issue identified.
Greater Vancouver Regional District; GVRD; Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI); National Homelessness Initiative (NHI); Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH); Regional Homelessness Unit; Regional Homelessness Plan; housing; housing policy; housing need; homelessness; Vancouver; policy; social programs; social housing; affordable housing; SROs; single room occupancy; support services; community supports; community-based services; services