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City attempts to share its secret – Medicine Hat News
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 17, 2017175 Views
February 17, 2017
Medicine Hat’s success in reducing homelessness may be hard to replicate in other communities, though local decision-making is key, a House of Commons committee on social development was told by local officials during a hearing Thursday.
Witnesses stressed the need for local co-ordination and local decision-making based on local needs and a local “quarterback” to keep goals, work and outcomes cohesive in the community.
That aligns with a new report released one day earlier following on the work of a homeless elimination strategy, Medicine Hat could tackle all facets of poverty by co-ordinating resources and avoiding duplication, it said.
Alina Turner, a researcher commissioned to write the “Thrive” report into local poverty reduction last summer, testified, “It’s perfect chance to talk about the next challenge for the Medicine Hat community.”