Niagara Region is taking a big step toward addressing the issue of homelessness locally.
Built for Zero Canada, a national campaign to work toward an end to long-term, complex homelessness, has recognized Niagara Region for meeting all the requirements needed to achieve a Quality By-Name List. A By-Name List provides up-to-date information on people experiencing homelessness across the region.This list provides data on clients to support coordinated access to housing resources available through providers in Niagara’s Homeless-Serving System, as well as system-level information such as the number of people actively experiencing chronic homelessness. Reliable, real-time data helps monitor trends, inform system improvements, and assist Niagara Region when advocating for vital resources.
"I want to congratulate Niagara Region staff and our community partners for achieving a Quality By-Name List. This is an important milestone as we continue to work toward addressing chronic homelessness in our community. By knowing who is experiencing chronic homelessness we are able to better provide programs and supports for people in need."
~ Jim Bradley, Regional Chair
"As one of only 22 communities in Canada to earn the designation of having a Quality By-Name List as part of the Canadian Built For Zero project to end chronic homelessness, Niagara is clearly focused on addressing homelessness in our communities. This important milestone puts us on a clear path towards ending chronic homelessness. Congratulations to everyone involved who has contributed to the success of this project to date."
~ Walter Sendzik, Mayor of St. Catharines
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