HOMELESSNESS
<ul><li>250,000 - 3.5 Million  (most recent census counted over 280,000) </li></ul>
<ul><li>15% are children   </li></ul>
<ul><li>41% of the homeless are families   </li></ul>
<ul><li>There are 30,000 homeless in NYC. </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 of them are children   </li></ul>
<ul><li>13% are single women   </li></ul>
<ul><li>41% are single men   </li></ul>
<ul><li>5% are unaccompanied children   </li></ul>
<ul><li>68% of all homeless are male   </li></ul>
<ul><li>39% are mentally ill   </li></ul>
<ul><li>40% are black   </li></ul>
<ul><li>11% are Hispanic   </li></ul>
<ul><li>30 - 45% are veterans   </li></ul>
<ul><li>33% have been in drug/alcohol rehab.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>48% are substance abusers   </li></ul>
<ul><li>9% have AIDS or AIDS-related   diseases </li></ul>
<ul><li>44% of homeless people work.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>20% have been in a mental hospital (From 1955 - 1990 the population of mental hospitals declined from 558,922 to 9...
<ul><li>From 1974 - 1983 there was a 50% increase in people living below the poverty level but a 20% decrease in low-incom...
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Homelessness

  1. 1. HOMELESSNESS
  2. 2. <ul><li>250,000 - 3.5 Million (most recent census counted over 280,000) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>15% are children </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>41% of the homeless are families </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>There are 30,000 homeless in NYC. </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 of them are children </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>13% are single women </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>41% are single men </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>5% are unaccompanied children </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>68% of all homeless are male </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>39% are mentally ill </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>40% are black </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>11% are Hispanic </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>30 - 45% are veterans </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>33% have been in drug/alcohol rehab. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>48% are substance abusers </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>9% have AIDS or AIDS-related diseases </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>44% of homeless people work. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>20% have been in a mental hospital (From 1955 - 1990 the population of mental hospitals declined from 558,922 to 92,059) </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>From 1974 - 1983 there was a 50% increase in people living below the poverty level but a 20% decrease in low-income housing. By 1985 demand exceeded supply by 100%. The problem has only grown since then. </li></ul>

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