The County of Grande Prairie, the towns of Beaverlodge, Wembley, Sexsmith, the Village of Hythe and the Rural Development Network (RDN) explored what homelessness looks like in our area in 2020.

Why Estimate Rural Homelessness?

  • To understand what rural homelessness looks like
  • Track progress in reducing homelessness
  • Helps secure funding for supports
  • Inform local, provincial, and federal government.
  • Increases awareness of rural homelessness in our area and across the province

View the Reports 

  • View RDN's reports outlining the findings from each participating rural community in Alberta. 

RDN developed a guide for estimating rural homelessness which was used to assess housing and service needs in rural areas and provided a $2,400 grant that made this project possible.

If you have questions about the Rural Homelessness Estimation Project, please contact County FCSS at 780-532-9727 for more information.