Individuals who are facing homelessness or at risk of homelessness will have access to emergency overnight shelter spaces during periods of winter weather which threaten their health and safety.
Homelessness means individuals and families who are living in public spaces without legal claim such as vehicles, outdoors, in abandoned buildings, tents, storage units, a homeless shelter, a public facility or service and cannot return to a stable residence, or individuals and families who are financially, sexually, physically or emotionally exploited to maintain their shelter.
At risk of homelessness means individuals and families who are living in:
- temporary accommodation where they do not have control over the length and
- conditions of tenure (eg. Couch surfing, name not on lease) and do not have
- adequate personal space or in unsafe conditions such as lack of adequate heating