Greatest concern of homelessness in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
According to a report released today by the Salvation Army
, approximately one in nine Canadians say they have either experienced homelessness or have come close to experiencing homelessness at some point in their life. The report titled, “Poverty shouldn’t be a life sentence” is based on responses to a telephone survey conducted in late 2009 that involved 1000 Canadians. “Respondents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan reported the highest rate, with one in five (20%) respondents voicing concern about homelessness,” the report says.
The Salvation Army maintains that homelessness is on the rise across the country as a result of the recession. Of course, a number of factors contribute to the growing problem to homelessness. An inability to find affordable housing was a contributing factor in up to sixty percent of instances of homelessness.
Read the report here.
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