Northumberland County is getting ready to launch a second count of the homeless in its community.
In late 2016, Northumberland joined the 20,000 Homes Initiative, a Canada-wide movement to permanently house 20,000 people by the year 2020.
Its motto included “The time has come to stop managing homelessness, and start ending it.”
Director of Communications Kate Campbell says 58 people and 17 families registered.
Campbell says the province of Ontario is now getting involved, and the county and its partners are joining this new program.
Registration for this second phase will be held April 16 to 20.
Campbell says anyone wishing to volunteer to assist in the registration should do so by April 8.