Report reveals ‘new homeless reality’ in Metro Vancouver

Data from a new report released today by Union Gospel Mission suggests Metro Vancouver is entering a ‘new reality’ in its struggle against homelessness, where unaffordability is driving people onto the streets, creating backlogs in shelters, and preventing others from entering services like addiction recovery. The report, co-authored by the University of Victoria’s Dr. Bernie Pauly and Union Gospel Mission (UGM), also suggests homelessness is increasingly beyond an individual’s control. See more