The Medicine Hat ‘housing first’ initiative began in 2009, and was created to end homelessness on the city’s streets.


From 2009 until May 2015, the city of Medicine Hat managed to house 885 people, that of which 250 were children.


The way that Medicine Hat accomplished this, is by making sure that if a homeless person was located on their streets, they would put a focus on finding said person a place to live before working on anything else, for example health issues or drug and alcohol addictions.

Unfortunately, since this accomplishment, the city of Medicine Hat has once again had to deal with a homelessness population on their city streets. […]

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