Question of the Week | May 10

Is the homeless situation in Terrace getting better or worse?

  • May. 8, 2018 2:00 p.m.

BACKGROUND: Ahead of this year’s homeless count results the news so far isn’t great: “I can say that the issue of homelessness in our community continues to be a matter of significance and worry,” said one of the organizers.


A new approach to the annual homeless count will link Terrace with other communities to help policy makers connect asignificant problem here with potential solutions and strategies employed elsewhere.

The survey this year was contracted to Northwest Community College’s community development class with students in thesocial work diploma program. The class is taking over from Terrace and District Community Services Society who conductedthe work on behalf of the city since 2014.

NWCC is using the opportunity to both advance the study, and offer a learning experience for practical, hands-on skills notavailable in the classroom.


 


quinn@terracestandard.com

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