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Huron Homelessness Enumeration

Huron County 2018 Period Prevalence Count Homelessness Enumeration 

 

Number determined homeless by completed PPC survey results

93 individuals

Number observed homeless but not surveyed

7 individuals

Total experiencing homelessness during 2018 enumeration period

100 individuals

 

Age 

Number of Individuals

1 to 10 years

0

11- 20 years

14

21-30 years

27

31-40 years

24

41 to 50 years

12

51 to 60 years

11

61 to 70 years

4

71 plus years

1

 

Type of Housing/Lodging

Number of Individuals

Transitional Housing

22

Emergency shelter (or motel voucher), domestic violence shelter

17 

Someone else’s place (friend or family)

8

Hospital, jail, prison, remand centre

3

Respondent doesn’t know

2

Public space

1

Motel/hotel

1

Declined to answer

1

 

Number of Times Homeless in Past 6 months

Percent of Respondents to the PPC Survey

1 time

58% of respondents

2 times

15% of respondents

3 times

9% of respondents

4 times

3% of respondents

Don’t know

9% of respondents

Declined to answer

6% of respondents

 

Reason for Homelessness

Number of Respondents

Hospitalization or Treatment Program

6

Incarcerated (jail or prison)

20

Conflict with spouse/partner

14

Conflict with parent/guardian

12

Experienced abuse by spouse/partner

3

Experienced abuse by parent/guardian

10

Unsafe housing conditions

10

Unable to pay rent or mortgage

15

Job loss

12

Addiction or substance use

9

Illness or medical condition

9

Other

24

Don’t know

1

Declined to answer

3

 

Income source

Number of Respondents 

Employment

10

Employment insurance

2

Welfare/social assistance

41

Disability benefit

33

Seniors benefit

6

Child and family tax benefit

8

Other source

5

No income

4

Declined to answer

1

Informal/Self Employed/GST refund/Money from friends and family

0

 

Family status

Number of respondents

Single

53

Family with child(ren)/dependent(s)

20

With partner

Relatives with child(ren)/dependent(s)

20

 

Respondents indicating they had Mental Health issues

Respondents indicating they had addictions

Respondents indicating they had physical health issues

Respondents indicating they had chronic or acute health issues

Yes

57

Yes

26

Yes

28

Yes

36

No

28

No

64

No

61

No

54

Declined to answer

3

Declined to answer

1

Declined to answer

1

Declined to answer

1

Don’t know

5

Don’t know

2

Don’t know

3

Don’t know

2

 

Notes

Huron County Social and Property services undertook a period prevalence count (PPC) over one week in March 2018. The PPC was done in partnership with local social service agencies that work with individuals experiencing homelessness. 

As homelessness is hidden in rural communities, the PPC methodology allowed Huron County Social and Property services to connect with individuals as they access services. Confidentially was ensured. Participants received a per diem to participate in the survey. 

The PPC was conducted using the provincial definition of homelessness and included people accessing shelters, in transition, couch surfing and those completely unsheltered. 

Regarding the Health data: respondents were asked if they had any of the following health issues: mental health; addictions; physical health issues; chronic or acute health issues.

 

Data Source

Huron County Housing, 2018 Huron County Homelessness Enumeration retrieved from https://www.huroncounty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Enumeration-Report.pdf

 

Measurement and Limitations

The family status data may not be accurate at some respondents might not have disclosed that they had dependents.

 
 
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