All the Facts
There are many reasons and causes leading to homelessness, with each person having their own unique story.
In 2014, the Fraser Valley Regional District conducted a survey. In the context of this survey, homeless persons were defined as persons with no fixed address, with no regular and/or adequate nighttime residence where they can expect to stay for more than 30 days.
In this survey, 73 people in Chilliwack were found to be homeless (a decrease of 34% from 2011), for one or more of the following reasons:
- 40% due to inadequate income and/or lack of affordable rental units
- 18% due to addictions
- 14% due to family breakdown/abuse/ conflict
- 7 % due to health/disability
You can read the full findings in the report here.
Please visit the pages listed below to learn more facts about homelessness in Chilliwack.
There are a number of extreme weather beds available within Chilliwack.
Those surveyed in the 2014 FVRD survey suffered from a variety of chronic and acute illnesses that are aggravated by life on the streets.
In Chilliwack, the gender distribution of homeless people surveyed breaks down into 64% males and 34% females.