The number of people experiencing homelessness in Guelph and Wellington has dropped significantly over the past year.

That’s according to the annual report for the Guelph-Wellington 20,000 Homes Campaign, which found a 38-per-cent decrease in the number of people without steady housing between April 2016 and October 2017.

The report also noted that 117 people with a high amount of need were able to be placed in homes during that time.

The campaign is part of a national effort “focused on ending chronic homelessness in 20 communities and housing 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2020,” according to a news release announcing the report’s findings.