137 Homeless in CBRM
Regional Councillors learned there are at least 137 homeless people in the CBRM during yesterday’s Council meeting.
The numbers come from a survey carried out by the Cape Breton Community Housing Association.
It used 60 volunteers who went out to the streets, homeless shelters, transition houses, hospital emergency rooms and a number of other areas during a 12-hour period on April 15th.
The Housing Association’s executive director, Fred Deveaux, says 24 of those surveyed were sleeping outside or in a place not fit for living.
He adds 1 in 3 of those surveyed had been homeless for more than six months.
A full report on the matter will be released this fall.