Veteran HomelessnessSan Diego County - 2011<br />Peter Callstrom - Executive Director of RTFH<br />
Perspective On Homelessness<br /><ul><li> National/ State / Local</li></ul>2011 Point-In-Time:Results<br />Veteran Homeles...
Trends
Targeted Services = Progress</li></ul>Today’sOutline<br />
About<br />RTFH…<br />Preventing, Alleviating, and Working To End Homelessness<br />
About The Point-In-Time Count (PITC)<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Friday - January 28 - 2011<br />San Diego County...
PITC UnshelteredSurvey<br /><ul><li>January/February 2011
4,981	Unsheltered (9,020)
740	Personal Interviews
14.5%	Unsheltered
105	Questions
77,700Data points</li></ul>Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ...
Homelessness In San Diego CountyPoint-In-Time Count (PITC) Since 2008<br />2008 – 7,582<br />2009 – 7,892 - up 4.1%<br />2...
San Diego County<br />y ‘Region’ …<br />NC Coastal	737<br />NC Inland	946<br />San Diego	5,895<br />East County	802<br />S...
City of San Diego <br />Neighborhoods are based upon policing and community services areas.<br />67%<br />Source: Regional...
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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 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
  • Transcript of "Veteran Homelessness"

    1. 1. Veteran HomelessnessSan Diego County - 2011<br />Peter Callstrom - Executive Director of RTFH<br />
    2. 2. Perspective On Homelessness<br /><ul><li> National/ State / Local</li></ul>2011 Point-In-Time:Results<br />Veteran Homelessness…<br /><ul><li>Demographics
    3. 3. Trends
    4. 4. Targeted Services = Progress</li></ul>Today’sOutline<br />
    5. 5. About<br />RTFH…<br />Preventing, Alleviating, and Working To End Homelessness<br />
    6. 6. About The Point-In-Time Count (PITC)<br /><ul><li>National: Completed End Of January Throughout United States
    7. 7. When: Completed Annually – HUD Required Every Two Years
    8. 8. Why: Mandated By Housing And Urban Development (HUD)
    9. 9. Where: Entire County – All Cities And Unincorporated Areas
    10. 10. Step 1:4:00am – 8:00am – ‘Unsheltered Count’
    11. 11. Step 2: Sheltered Count – Same Day Via HMIS Data System
    12. 12. Step 3:Unsheltered: Survey/Interview – 10% Of Populations
    13. 13. Results: HUD Reports To Congress = Targeted Funding
    14. 14. Who: 550 Volunteers In 2011: Over 5,500 Volunteer Hours</li></li></ul><li>Friday - January 28 - 2011<br />San Diego County<br />
    15. 15. PITC UnshelteredSurvey<br /><ul><li>January/February 2011
    16. 16. 4,981 Unsheltered (9,020)
    17. 17. 740 Personal Interviews
    18. 18. 14.5% Unsheltered
    19. 19. 105 Questions
    20. 20. 77,700Data points</li></ul>Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys<br />
    21. 21. Homelessness In San Diego CountyPoint-In-Time Count (PITC) Since 2008<br />2008 – 7,582<br />2009 – 7,892 - up 4.1%<br />2010 – 8,574 – up 7.9%<br />2011 – 9,020 – up 5.9% up 19% since 2008<br />2011 (Unsheltered) = 4,981 (4,599 in 2010) – up 8.3%<br />2011 (Sheltered) = 4,039 (3,918 in 2010) – up 3.1%<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys<br />
    22. 22. San Diego County<br />y ‘Region’ …<br />NC Coastal 737<br />NC Inland 946<br />San Diego 5,895<br />East County 802<br />South County 640<br />Regional Task Force on the Homeless<br />(www.RTFHSD.org)<br />
    23. 23. City of San Diego <br />Neighborhoods are based upon policing and community services areas.<br />67%<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org)<br />2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) Unsheltered Count Only<br />
    24. 24.
    25. 25. National Homelessness 2010<br />20.7%<br />Percentage of National Homeless Population by State - 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)<br />
    26. 26.
    27. 27. National HomelessnessOverall Point-In-Time Count (PITC)<br />-18.3%<br />San Diego County (‘08-’10) +13.1%<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys<br />
    28. 28. Homeless Veterans (Point In Time Count) 2009<br />26%<br />2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) – Veteran Supplement<br />
    29. 29. Share of the PIT Count - Homeless Veterans 2009<br />15%<br />2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) – Veteran Supplement<br />
    30. 30. San Diego County Veterans<br /><ul><li>‘Recently Returned’ Veterans
    31. 31. MORE Than Anywhere In The Country
    32. 32. San Diego County: 27,080
    33. 33. 48.3% Higher Than L.A. County
    34. 34. Los Angeles County: 14,000
    35. 35. Next Highest In The Country</li></ul>*Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs<br />
    36. 36. Veterans - Overall Homelessness*<br />12% - Nationally (131,000)<br />8% Veterans – U.S. population*<br />17.4% - SD County (1,649)<br />Veterans- Nationally…*<br />56% - African-American Or Hispanic<br />12.8% African-American*<br />15.4% Hispanic*<br />1.5 Million Others At Risk<br />* Overall/General Population<br />*Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH)<br />
    37. 37. Chronically Homeless…<br /><ul><li>One Year or Longer Homeless
    38. 38. Four Or More Times in Past 3 Years
    39. 39. AND A Disabling Condition…
    40. 40. Kidney Disease (End Stage Renal)
    41. 41. HIV/AIDS
    42. 42. Developmental Disability
    43. 43. Ever Abused Drugs/Alcohol
    44. 44. Mental Health Diagnosis
    45. 45. Prior to 2011: Unaccompanied Person
    46. 46. 2011: Anyone</li></li></ul><li>Veteran Homelessness In San Diego County<br />94% Male<br />74% Have Been In Jail (33% - Prison)<br />68% Homeless – Year Or Longer THIS Time<br />63% Substance Abuse (55% - NO Treatment)<br />59% Mental Health Diagnosis<br />56% Chronically Homeless<br />55% Homeless When Moved To San Diego<br />49% Used The Emergency Room Past Year<br />15% Observed Serious Mental Illness<br />14% Observed Serious Health Condition<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011<br />
    47. 47. Military Service Era – Veterans Unsheltered<br />58.5%<br />32.5%<br />Since 1991…<br />Middle East<br />Conflicts<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 Point-In-Time Count (PITC) ‘Unsheltered Survey’ – 740 Surveys<br />
    48. 48. Military Service Era – Veterans In San Diego SHELTERS<br />68.8%<br />Since 1991…<br />Middle East<br />Conflicts<br />12.9%<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) – 2011 ‘Sheltered Survey’ (1/28/11 – 4/13/11) – 740 Surveys<br />
    49. 49. <ul><li>5% Reduction In Past Year
    50. 50. New Targeted Services…</li></ul>HPRP<br />2009<br />SSVF<br />2011<br />VHPD<br />2010<br />Source: Regional Task Force on the Homeless (www.RTFHSD.org) <br />
    51. 51. UPDATE<br />Sept 2011…<br />110 People – Enrolled And Moving Off The Streets<br />53 People – (40 Veterans) - All The Way “Home”<br /> • In Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)<br /> • Working With Service Providers To Achieve Stability<br />
    52. 52. Thank You & ‘Save The Date’…<br />Peter Callstrom<br />Executive Director<br />858-292-1392<br />www.RTFHSD.org<br />

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