First Time Homeless

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First Time Homeless

  1. 1. Data on adults from the January 2009 Point-in-Time Count who reported that this was their first/only incident of homelessness; more information (e.g., the general snapshot which tells you the # counted and the # surveyed) is available on Homeward’s website – homewardva.org, select Data Point-in-Time Count Jan 2009 report) N = 314 Field Responses Type of shelter Emergency = 41.8% Transitional = 46.0% Unsheltered = 12.2% Length of homelessness Median = 150 days Gender Male = 71.9% Female = 27.8% Transgender = .3% Race White = 29.6% African-American/Black = 63.7% Asian = .6% Two or more races = 1.0% Other = 5.1% Hispanic? No = 94.7% Yes = 5.3% Age Median = 45 Highest level of education Elementary = 2.9% Middle = 14.3% High school = 47.6% Some college = 27.0% College degree = 6.5% Post-graduate = 1.6% Marital status Single, never married = 55.4% Married = 6.7% Widowed = 2.9% Divorced = 21.2% Separated = 13.8% Disability Yes = 27.0% Served in US military? Yes = 17.4% Accompanied by children? Yes = 12.5% Length of time lived in area Median = 4 years Last permanent place to live Richmond = 47.6% Chesterfield = 8.4% Henrico = 9.1% Hanover = 5.6% Other VA = 18.5% Never had permanent address = .3% Other state outside VA = 10.5% Lived in public housing? Yes = 22.6% Evicted? Yes = 28.4% Data on first-time homelessness 07.01.09 MEA 1
  2. 2. Foreclosure? No = 91.2% Yes, rented = 3.5% Yes, owned = 5.3% Employed? Yes = 25.9% Data on first-time homelessness 07.01.09 MEA 2

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