What is it like?<br />mortality rates three times higher<br />danger<br />assault<br />Harassment<br />food<br />jail<br /...
What is it like?<br />homeless<br />
hunger is almost always there<br />homeless<br />Nearly 100% of those in homeless situations report going hungry a portion...
average life expectancy ranges from 42 to 52, instead of the national average of 78<br />homeless<br />mortality rates are...
MYTHS abound <br />homeless<br />People may say “they’re lazy”, “they’re happy that way”, or “they’re criminals”<br />
FACT: 44% of the homeless worked last month <br />homeless<br />Most work at minimum wage or seasonal jobs that simply do ...
FACT: Violent crimes are committed more by non-homeless individuals<br />homeless<br />12.8% of crimes committed by non-ho...
FACT: the homeless are anything but happy <br />homeless<br />Rates of robbery, assault, theft, and harassment are astonis...
How does it happen?<br />homeless<br />
13% of renter households in Austin<br />homeless<br />Earn less than $10,000 annually<br />Comprehensive Housing Market St...
Only about 2,400 units and rental assistance vouchers are available<br />homeless<br />19,300 households in Austin alone f...
How does it impact us all?<br />homeless<br />
Emergency shelter often becomes permanent housing<br />homeless<br />An emergency shelter bed is approximately $8,067 more...
the increase in cost of providing public services to communities is tremendous<br />homeless<br />More time is spent in ja...
Hospital visits last an average of four days longer<br />homeless<br />Homelessness is attributed to an extra cost of appr...
Are there solutions?<br />homeless<br />
Supportive housing shifts costs away from expensive emergency health and mental care<br />homeless<br />housing people who...
Homelessness is a harmful cycle, with chronic users of public resources including hospitals, courts, police and jails, cos...
What can I do to help?<br />homeless<br />
Supportive housing and strategies to end homelessness are long term solutions that need your support<br />homeless<br />bu...
you can donate time and money to help us help them now<br />homeless<br />Mobile Loaves and Fishes provides food, clothing...
thanks to the hard work of our almost 10,000 volunteers, we served our 1 millionth meal in 2007<br />homeless<br />We curr...
With your help, we can turn homeless and <br />hopeless<br />into <br />
hope<br />
Mobile Loaves and Fishes<br />Austin’s Miracles on Wheels<br />For more information, or to make a donation, visit<br />www...
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  1. 1. What is it like?<br />mortality rates three times higher<br />danger<br />assault<br />Harassment<br />food<br />jail<br />Longer hospital visits<br />How does it impact us?<br />hunger is almost always there<br />housing cuts the average costs of services in half<br />permanent housing<br />How does it happen?<br />homeless<br />families<br />dignity<br />Emergency shelter <br />services<br />seasonal jobs<br />help end the cycle <br />unhappy <br />many earn less than $10,000 annually<br />possessions<br />average life expectancy ranges from 42 to 52<br />myths<br />Are there solutions?<br />hungry TODAY<br />minimum wage <br />hospitals<br />clothing<br />What can I do to help?<br />
  2. 2. What is it like?<br />homeless<br />
  3. 3. hunger is almost always there<br />homeless<br />Nearly 100% of those in homeless situations report going hungry a portion of the time they are homeless<br />http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />
  4. 4. average life expectancy ranges from 42 to 52, instead of the national average of 78<br />homeless<br />mortality rates are three times higher<br />O’Connell, Jim, MD. Premature Mortality in Homeless Populations: A Review of the Literature Nashville: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, December 2005<br />
  5. 5. MYTHS abound <br />homeless<br />People may say “they’re lazy”, “they’re happy that way”, or “they’re criminals”<br />
  6. 6. FACT: 44% of the homeless worked last month <br />homeless<br />Most work at minimum wage or seasonal jobs that simply do not pay enough to afford housing at the fair-market rate <br />http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />
  7. 7. FACT: Violent crimes are committed more by non-homeless individuals<br />homeless<br />12.8% of crimes committed by non-homeless were violent. By comparison, approximately 7.7% of crimes committed by homeless might be classified as violent. <br />Austin Police Department, Research and Planning Unit, April, 2009<br />
  8. 8. FACT: the homeless are anything but happy <br />homeless<br />Rates of robbery, assault, theft, and harassment are astonishing. Families and children lose their homes, rooms, possessions, neighborhoods, friends, schools, pets, security, identity, and self-esteem.<br />http://writerinaredchair.blogspot.com/2009/05/300-new-homeless-people-in-austin.html<br />
  9. 9. How does it happen?<br />homeless<br />
  10. 10. 13% of renter households in Austin<br />homeless<br />Earn less than $10,000 annually<br />Comprehensive Housing Market Study, City of Austin – Neighborhood Housing & Community Development, BBC Research & Consulting, March 3, 2009<br />
  11. 11. Only about 2,400 units and rental assistance vouchers are available<br />homeless<br />19,300 households in Austin alone fall into the gap<br />Comprehensive Housing Market Study, City of Austin – Neighborhood Housing & Community Development, BBC Research & Consulting, March 3, 2009<br />
  12. 12. How does it impact us all?<br />homeless<br />
  13. 13. Emergency shelter often becomes permanent housing<br />homeless<br />An emergency shelter bed is approximately $8,067 more than the average annual cost of a federal housing subsidy<br />Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Evaluation of the Emergency Shelter Grants Program, Volume 1: Findings September 1994. p 91.<br />
  14. 14. the increase in cost of providing public services to communities is tremendous<br />homeless<br />More time is spent in jail or prison—sometimes for crimes such as loitering. The cost to taxpayers is $14,480 per person, per year, primarily for overnight jail. <br />Diamond, Pamela and Steven B. Schneed, Lives in the Shadows: Some of the Costs and Consequences of a &quot;Non-System&quot; of Care. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1991<br />
  15. 15. Hospital visits last an average of four days longer<br />homeless<br />Homelessness is attributed to an extra cost of approximately $2,414 per hospitalization<br />Salit S.A., Kuhn E.M., Hartz A.J., Vu J.M., Mosso A.L. Hospitalization costs associated with homelessness in New York City. New England Journal of Medicine 1998; 338: 1734-1740.<br />
  16. 16. Are there solutions?<br />homeless<br />
  17. 17. Supportive housing shifts costs away from expensive emergency health and mental care<br />homeless<br />housing people who are homeless cuts the average costs of services they consume in half<br />http://www.mainehousing.org/Documents/HousingReports/CostOfHomelessness.pdf<br />
  18. 18. Homelessness is a harmful cycle, with chronic users of public resources including hospitals, courts, police and jails, costing $40,000 annually per individual<br />homeless<br />Housing First and Harm Reduction Strategies can help end the cycle in Travis County<br />Solutions for Homeless Chronic Alcoholics in Austin, Produced by the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) with financial support from Front Steps (managers of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless), September, 2009<br />
  19. 19. What can I do to help?<br />homeless<br />
  20. 20. Supportive housing and strategies to end homelessness are long term solutions that need your support<br />homeless<br />but, the homeless are hungry TODAY<br />
  21. 21. you can donate time and money to help us help them now<br />homeless<br />Mobile Loaves and Fishes provides food, clothing, and dignity to our brothers and sisters in need.™<br />
  22. 22. thanks to the hard work of our almost 10,000 volunteers, we served our 1 millionth meal in 2007<br />homeless<br />We currently use 12 catering trucks on the city streets of Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Providence, and Nashville every night of the week, with one supply truck<br />
  23. 23. With your help, we can turn homeless and <br />hopeless<br />into <br />
  24. 24. hope<br />
  25. 25. Mobile Loaves and Fishes<br />Austin’s Miracles on Wheels<br />For more information, or to make a donation, visit<br />www.mlfnow.org<br />

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