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Homeless

  1. 1. HOMELESS IN MICHIGAN Who are the homeless
  2. 2. The State of Homelessness <ul><li>In 2008 there was an estimated </li></ul><ul><li>86,189 </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless individuals in Michigan </li></ul>
  3. 3. The State of Homelessness <ul><li>17,576 Children are homeless in Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>This represents 20% of the homeless population, the largest sub-population. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The State of Homelessness <ul><li>Michigan is divided into 8 regions. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find out homeless statistics in your region by going to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.thecampaigntoendhomelessness.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. The State of Homelessness
  6. 6. Who are the homeless? <ul><li>Families with children </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Singles </li></ul><ul><li>Unaccompanied Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Chronically Homeless </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics of homeless: Families <ul><li>Families make up 50% of the homeless population </li></ul><ul><li>The average income is $730/mo </li></ul><ul><li>38% have incomes of less than $500/month </li></ul>
  8. 8. Characteristics of homeless: Families <ul><li>54% of families reported this was the first incident of homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>19% of the adults report a disability, with the largest reporting a mental illness </li></ul>
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