The first-ever homeless census was conducted in 2011. A total of 68 persons were identified; 43 people were considered to be homeless and another 25 were considered to be at risk of homelessness.
The second homeless count in May 2013 found 67 people to be homeless or at-risk of homelessness. In the 2013 count, 73% identified affordable housing as the largest need.
In 2013, the task force secured funding to hire a coordinator to do a needs assessment on homelessness for the community. The resulting document which addresses the existing services in the community, the gaps in service and possible solutions from other communities are available here.
The task force has used this information to address ways to bridge the gaps within the community focusing on collaboration amongst service providers. This is evident by the broad representation from throughout the community on the task force.