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#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
#2 Homeless Populations
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#2 Homeless Populations

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  • http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/1525
  • http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/1623
  • NAHC
  • http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/1659
  • http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/1401
  • http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/1613
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    • 1. Homeless Populations<br />
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    • 3. Homeless Families<br />600,000 families/year are homeless<br />Account for 50% of the homeless population<br />Extremely low income (&amp;gt;30% of AMI)<br />Typically are young children with young parent<br />Have poor housing hx or have moved many times<br />
    • 4. Chronically Homeless<br />Represent 10% of the homeless population<br />150,000 – 200,000 people<br />Use 50% of homeless resources<br />Spend an average of 280 days /year in emergency shelter<br />Often have mental illness and/or substance use and/or other disability<br />
    • 5. Disabled<br />Homelessness and unstable housing are strongly linked to: <br />Greater HIV risk among vulnerable populations <br />Poor health outcomes for persons living with HIV/AIDS <br />Early death<br />Of 1.2 million HIV+ people half (600,000) will need housing assistance at some point<br />
    • 6. Disabled<br />39% have some form of mental health problem<br />20 to 25% meet criteria for serious mental illnesses<br />66% report substance use and/or mental health problems<br />26% report acute health problems like TB, pneumonia, or STDs<br />46% have chronic health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer<br />
    • 7. Homeless youth<br />25% of former foster youth report being homeless at some point<br />5 – 7% of all youth experience homelessness<br />Homeless youth have higher rates of PTSD, depression, and suicide than their cohorts<br />
    • 8. Homeless Veterans<br />23 – 40% of all homeless adults are vets<br />VA calculated that 200,000 vets are homeless every night<br />Vietnam and post-Vietnam vets represent the highest # of homeless<br />The VA estimates that “veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless.”<br />
    • 9. Rural Homeless<br />National poverty rate is 12.6%, rural poverty rate is 14.5%<br />189 of the 200 poorest counties in the country are rural<br />9% of homeless live in rural areas<br />“hidden homeless” – less noticeable than urban homeless sleeping on streets<br />

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