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What Do We Know About Homelessness?

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Presentation give by M William Sermons, Director of the Homelessness Research Institute on March 28, 2011 during the 2011 National Low Income Housing Coalition Conference.

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What Do We Know About Homelessness?

  1. 1. What do we know about homelessness?<br />Presented by M William Sermons<br />@ NLIHC Conference 2011<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />An enduring portrait of homelessness<br />Changes in homelessness from 2008 to 2009<br />Economic indicators<br />Demographic indicators<br />
  3. 3. An enduring portrait since 2005<br />
  4. 4. 656,129<br />21 of every 10,000 people<br />
  5. 5. Unsheltered<br />39 %<br />Sheltered<br />61 %<br />Shelter Photo Credit: San Diego Youth Services.<br />
  6. 6. Persons in Families<br />37%<br />Individuals<br />63%<br />
  7. 7. Chronic<br />17 %<br />Chronic<br />27 %<br />As % of Total Homeless Population<br />As % of Non-Family Individuals<br />
  8. 8. Changes in homelessness from 2008 to 2009<br />
  9. 9. Changes in homelessness from 2008 to 2009<br />
  10. 10. Changes in homeless assistance from 2008 to 2009<br />
  11. 11. Changes in economic indicators from 2008 to 2009<br />
  12. 12. Housing affordability varies by state<br />
  13. 13. Changes in economic indicators from 2008 to 2009<br />
  14. 14. Demographic indicators: Annual odds of entering shelter:<br />
  15. 15. Many states have been multiply-impacted.<br />California, Florida, and Nevada have rates of unemployment, foreclosure, cost burden, lack of insurance and doubling up above the corresponding national rates.<br />Arizona and Georgia are also impacted by multiple economic and demographic indicators.<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />http://www.endhomelessness.org<br />msermons@naeh.org<br />

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