April 24th, 2012
02:05 PM GMT
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(CNN) Every three years city officials here in Vancouver comb the street corners, counting each and every person who doesn't have a home.

In 2011 they tracked down 2,623 people sleeping rough.

Housing is at a premium in Vancouver. Prices are the highest in Canada and affordable homes are in demand. This is North America's most expensive city, according to the Economist. The pressure for housing is a large part of the homelessness equation.

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