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November 18: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted November 17, 2018

On Sunday, Nov 18 from 2:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the City's websites and online services will be intermittently unavailable while system maintenance is performed. We thank you for your patience.

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Homelessness

As the cost of living, particularly the cost of housing, continues to rise in the region, so too does the risk of homelessness. The City of Burnaby works collaboratively with the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby through its Task Force on Homelessness, which includes members from homeless serving agencies, the RCMP, Transit Police, Vancity, Fraser Health, and interested community members. The Task Force works to address the root causes of homelessness and provide support services for the homeless.

Burnaby works with Progressive Housing Society’s Homeless Outreach Program to connect homeless residents with services and support. The City also participates in the Civic Notification System for the Lookout Society's Extreme Weather Homeless Shelter. 

Burnaby also supports the development of a combined emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive housing facility, which would help individuals move from homelessness to permanent housing. The City developed locational guidelines for reviewing transitional and supportive housing facilities, in order to assist organizations in finding a suitable site in Burnaby.

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Photo Credit: Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby