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# Mobile Loaves and Fishes- Austin, TX

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Take this 5 minute quiz to see how aware YOU are about the homeless population in Austin. …

Take this 5 minute quiz to see how aware YOU are about the homeless population in Austin.

Mobile Loaves and Fishes (http://mlfnow.com) supports Austin's homeless population by feeding and clothing them and through the Habitat on Wheels sustainable RV park for permanent housing.

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• 1. TAKE 5 MINUTES TO TAKE THIS QUIZ ABOUT AUSTIN HOMELESSNESS
• 2. (A) 4% Q: What percentage of all renter households in Austin earned under \$10,000 in 2008? (B) 9% (C) 13%
• 3. A: 13% that's 21,700 households
• 4. (A) \$175 Q: What amount of rent can a household earning \$10,000 afford before being burdened? (B) \$350 (C) \$525
• 5. A: \$175 that's all that the budget can handle
• 6. (A) 1,600 Q: Of the households earning under \$10,000, how many receive rental assistance? (B) 2,400 (C) 3,100
• 7. A: 2,400 leaving 19,300 underserved
• 8. (A) 2 times Q: Mortality rates are how many times higher among homeless than among the housed? (B) 3 times (C) 5 times
• 9. A: 3 times higher
• 10. (A) 32-42 Q: The avg. lifespan is 78, how long is the avg. lifespan of the homeless population? (B) 42-52 (C) 52-62
• 11. A: Only 42-52
• 12. (A) \$22,000 Q: How much do cities spend per year per chronically homeless people for public resources? (B) \$31,000 (C) \$40,000
• 13. \$40,000 A: for hospitals, jails, shelters, courts
• 14. (A) 3 Q: How many more days per hospital visit do homeless people spend compared to the non-homeless? (B) 4 (C) 7
• 15. A: 4 That averages \$2,414 per hospitalization
• 16. (A) \$11,220 Q: Homeless spend more time in jail than non-homeless, costing taxpayers how much per homeless person per year? (B) \$13,910 (C) \$14,480
• 17. \$14,480 primarily for overnight jail, often for loitering A:
• 18. (A) \$8,067 annually Q: How much more does an emergency shelter bed cost over federal housing subsidies? (B) \$11,228 annually (C) \$13,001 annually
• 19. \$8,067 per year A:
• 20. (A) 20% Q: What percent of homeless people did paid work during the last month? (B) 32% (C) 44%
• 21. 44% worked A:
• 22. (A) 20% Q: Of those, what percentage worked in a job expected to last at least 3 months? (B) 32% (C) 44%
• 23. 20% most worked minimum wage or seasonal jobs not paying enough to afford housing A:
• 24. (A) 27% Q: What percentage of those in homeless situations report being robbed? (B) 32% (C) 38%
• 25. 38% families & children lose their homes, rooms, friends, schools, pets, identity, self-esteem and more. A:
• 26. (A) 33% Q: What percentage of those in homeless situations report theft of their property? (B) 41% (C) 55%
• 27. 41% A:
• 28. (A) 1 in 3 Q: How many of those in homeless situations report being assaulted? (B) 1 in 5 (C) 1 in 7
• 29. 1 in 5 A:
• 30. (A) 1 in 5 Q: How many women in homeless situations have been raped? (B) 1 in 8 (C) 1 in 11
• 31. 1 in 8 raped A:
• 32. (A) 17% Q: What percentage of those in homeless situations reporting infectious conditions? (B) 21% (C) 26%
• 33. 26% A:
• 34. (A) 29% Q: What percentage of the homeless report chronic health conditions? (B) 36% (C) 46%
• 35. 46% A: due to living situation and inability to access adequate healthcare
• 36. (A) 33% Q: What percentage report being arrested or harassed because of being homeless (i.e. they broke no law)? (B) 52% (C) 69%
• 37. 69% A:
• 38. (A) 56% Q: What percentage report going hungry a portion of the time they are homeless? (B) 78% (C) 100%
• 39. 100% A:
• 40. (A) 7.7% Q: 12.8% of crimes by non-homeless are reported as violent, what percentage committed by homeless are violent? (B) 10.3% (C) 13.9%
• 41. only 7.7% A:
• 42. (A) 22% Q: Nationwide, what percent of homeless were in emergency shelters on one single night? (B) 42% (C) 60%
• 43. 60% A:
• 44. (A) 22% Q: Nationwide, what percent were unsheltered on one single night? (B) 42% (C) 60%
• 45. 42% A:
• 46. (A) 27% Q: Housing the homeless cuts the avg. costs of services they consume by what percentage? (B) 50% (C) 66%
• 47. 50% A: 99 former homeless received 35% more mental health services at 41% less cost
• 48. (A) 59% Q: In a recent study, permanent supportive housing reduced emergency room costs by what percentage? (B) 62% (C) 66%
• 49. 62% A:
• 50. (A) 59% Q: And permanent supportive housing reduced health care costs by what percentage? (B) 62% (C) 66%
• 51. 59% A:
• 52. (A) 59% Q: Permanent supportive housing reduced ambulance transportation costs by what percentage? (B) 62% (C) 66%
• 53. 66% A:
• 54. (A) 59% Q: Permanent supportive housing reduced incarceration by what percentage? (B) 62% (C) 66%
• 55. 62% A:
• 56. (A) 66% Q: Permanent supportive housing reduced shelter visits by what percentage? (B) 82% (C) 98%
• 57. 98% A:
• 58. (A) \$26,772 Q: The study yielded a savings of how much per year per permanent supportive housing tenant? (B) \$63,425 (C) \$93,436
• 59. \$93,436 A:
• 60. (A) 897 Q: In Central Texas, the Statesman reported how many emergency medical visits in 6 years made by nine people in a study? (B) 1,742 (C) 2,678
• 61. 2,678 A:
• 62. (A) \$467,990 Q: What was the cost of the 2,678 emergency medical visits? (B) \$3,000,000 (C) \$27,000,000
• 63. \$3,000,000 A:
• 64. (A) 3 Q: How many of the nine people studied were homeless? (B) 6 (C) 9
• 65. only 3 people A:
• 66. (A) 1,480 Q: Another study showed that of 900 frequent emergency services users made how many preventable visits in one year? (B) 2,123 (C) 2,988
• 67. 2,123 A:
• 68. (A) 11% Q: These preventable visits make up what percentage of total visits to Central Texas emergency departments? (B) 15.5% (C) 18%
• 69. 18% A:
• 70. (A) Q: What is the answer to all of these problems? (B) do nothing (C) do nothing permanent supportive housing
• 71. permanent supportive housing A: mobile loaves and fishes offers a “homes on wheels” program to put homeless in a more permanent housing situation
• 72. feeding the homeless A: mobile loaves and fishes offers food and clothing to the homeless in Austin year round
• 73. YOU CAN HELP VISIT HTTP://MLFNOW.ORG VOLUNTEER or DONATE MONEY
• 74. PLEASE VISIT VISIT HTTP://MLFNOW.ORG TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED