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A Presentation by Regional Task Force on the Homeless' Executive Director, Peter Callstrom. Presented at the San Diego VA's launch of their "Homeless Veterans Outreach Campaign" - an initiative to ...

A Presentation by Regional Task Force on the Homeless' Executive Director, Peter Callstrom. Presented at the San Diego VA's launch of their "Homeless Veterans Outreach Campaign" - an initiative to end veteran homelessness by 2015.

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  • Forty percent of people counted as homeless on the night of the PIT count were located in California, New York, or Florida. These three states account for 25 percent of the total U.S. population.
  • One In 50 Experience Homelessness Each YearFamilial Disruption: Divorce, Neglect, Or AbuseLarge Majority Are Short-term‘Small’minority Are Long-term Homeless: 50,000A Particular Challenge For Several ReasonsVery Little Definitive Data On The PopulationOften Don’t Interact With Programs Or Government AgenciesSolutions Often Not Applicable To MinorsExample: Ineligible To Rent An ApartmentSolutions Require Targeted Innovation
  • Forty percent of people counted as homeless on the night of the PIT count were located in California, New York, or Florida. These three states account for 25 percent of the total U.S. population.
  • Only eight percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-fifth of the homeless population are veterans
  • Up to 9% with other shelters

Veteran Homelessness Veteran Homelessness Presentation Transcript

  • Veteran HomelessnessSan Diego County - 2011
    Peter Callstrom - Executive Director of RTFH
  • Perspective On Homelessness
    • National/ State / Local
    2011 Point-In-Time:Results
    Veteran Homelessness…
    • Demographics
    • Trends
    • Targeted Services = Progress
    Today’sOutline
  • About
    RTFH…
    Preventing, Alleviating, and Working To End Homelessness
  • About The Point-In-Time Count (PITC)
    • National: Completed End Of January Throughout United States
    • When: Completed Annually – HUD Required Every Two Years
    • Why: Mandated By Housing And Urban Development (HUD)
    • Where: Entire County – All Cities And Unincorporated Areas
    • Step 1:4:00am – 8:00am – ‘Unsheltered Count’
    • Step 2: Sheltered Count – Same Day Via HMIS Data System
    • Step 3:Unsheltered: Survey/Interview – 10% Of Populations
    • Results: HUD Reports To Congress = Targeted Funding
    • Who: 550 Volunteers In 2011: Over 5,500 Volunteer Hours
  • Friday - January 28 - 2011
    San Diego County
  • PITC UnshelteredSurvey
    • January/February 2011
    • 4,981 Unsheltered (9,020)
    • 740 Personal Interviews
    • 14.5% Unsheltered
    • 105 Questions
    • 77,700Data points
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys
  • Homelessness In San Diego CountyPoint-In-Time Count (PITC) Since 2008
    2008 – 7,582
    2009 – 7,892 - up 4.1%
    2010 – 8,574 – up 7.9%
    2011 – 9,020 – up 5.9% up 19% since 2008
    2011 (Unsheltered) = 4,981 (4,599 in 2010) – up 8.3%
    2011 (Sheltered) = 4,039 (3,918 in 2010) – up 3.1%
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys
  • San Diego County
    y ‘Region’ …
    NC Coastal 737
    NC Inland 946
    San Diego 5,895
    East County 802
    South County 640
    Regional Task Force on the Homeless
    (www.RTFHSD.org)
  • City of San Diego
    Neighborhoods are based upon policing and community services areas.
    67%
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org)
    2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) Unsheltered Count Only
  • National Homelessness 2010
    20.7%
    Percentage of National Homeless Population by State - 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)
  • National HomelessnessOverall Point-In-Time Count (PITC)
    -18.3%
    San Diego County (‘08-’10) +13.1%
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys
  • Homeless Veterans (Point In Time Count) 2009
    26%
    2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) – Veteran Supplement
  • Share of the PIT Count - Homeless Veterans 2009
    15%
    2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) – Veteran Supplement
  • San Diego County Veterans
    • ‘Recently Returned’ Veterans
    • MORE Than Anywhere In The Country
    • San Diego County: 27,080
    • 48.3% Higher Than L.A. County
    • Los Angeles County: 14,000
    • Next Highest In The Country
    *Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans - Overall Homelessness*
    12% - Nationally (131,000)
    8% Veterans – U.S. population*
    17.4% - SD County (1,649)
    Veterans- Nationally…*
    56% - African-American Or Hispanic
    12.8% African-American*
    15.4% Hispanic*
    1.5 Million Others At Risk
    * Overall/General Population
    *Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)
  • Chronically Homeless…
    • One Year or Longer Homeless
    • Four Or More Times in Past 3 Years
    • AND A Disabling Condition…
    • Kidney Disease (End Stage Renal)
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Developmental Disability
    • Ever Abused Drugs/Alcohol
    • Mental Health Diagnosis
    • Prior to 2011: Unaccompanied Person
    • 2011: Anyone
  • Veteran Homelessness In San Diego County
    94% Male
    74% Have Been In Jail (33% - Prison)
    68% Homeless – Year Or Longer THIS Time
    63% Substance Abuse (55% - NO Treatment)
    59% Mental Health Diagnosis
    56% Chronically Homeless
    55% Homeless When Moved To San Diego
    49% Used The Emergency Room Past Year
    15% Observed Serious Mental Illness
    14% Observed Serious Health Condition
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011
  • Military Service Era – Veterans Unsheltered
    58.5%
    32.5%
    Since 1991…
    Middle East
    Conflicts
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys
  • Military Service Era – Veterans In San Diego SHELTERS
    68.8%
    Since 1991…
    Middle East
    Conflicts
    12.9%
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 ‘Sheltered Survey’ (1/28/11 – 4/13/11) – 740 Surveys
    • 5% Reduction In Past Year
    • New Targeted Services…
    HPRP
    2009
    SSVF
    2011
    VHPD
    2010
    Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org)
  • UPDATE
    Sept 2011…
    110 People – Enrolled And Moving Off The Streets
    53 People – (40 Veterans) - All The Way “Home”
    • In Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
    • Working With Service Providers To Achieve Stability
  • Thank You & ‘Save The Date’…
    Peter Callstrom
    Executive Director
    858-292-1392
    www.RTFHSD.org