Homelessness in Montgomery County

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  • Homelessness in Montgomery County
  • Mission MCCHs mission to end homelessness is based on the belief that every person is entitled to the dignity of a home. Housing First Initiativeplaces permanent housing at the center of ending homelessness. Create housing options and provide supportive services Advocacy and education
  • Homelessness Nationwide Point-in-time count conducted in 2012 reported that 633,782 people were experiencing homelessness on one night in January 2012 1 15.8 % were chronically homeless 9.9% were veterans 38.4% were unshelteredliving on the streets or in other places meant for human habitation 1 The State of Homelessness in America 2013, National Alliance to End Homelessness not
  • Homelessness in Montgomery County Point-in-time survey on January 30, 2013 counted 1,007 homeless persons 1 117 families140 adults, 229 children (369 total) 638 individuals 2.5 % increase over 2012, but 11% decrease 2011-2013 1 Decrease attributed to increase in permanent supportive housing. 1 Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the 2013 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region
  • Homelessness in Montgomery County PIT count of homeless households without children 1 35% considered chronically homeless 58% reported some type of income 5% reported veteran status Formerly homeless persons residing in permanent supportive housing increased 15% over 2011 1 1 Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the 2013 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region
  • Causes of Homelessness: Lack of Affordable Housing In no jurisdiction in the United States can a minimum wage earner afford housing 1 One of the most frequently self-reported reasons for homelessness is the inability to afford housing In 1970, there were 300,000 more affordable housing units than low-income households that needed them 2 In 2010, there were 4.3 million fewer affordable units for extremely low income renters 3 1 Key Data Concerning Homeless Persons in America, 2004, NLCHP 2 NAEH, Toolkit for Ending Homelessness, 2003 3 National Low Income Housing Coalition, Housing Spotlight, Volume 2, Issue 1
  • Lack of Affordable Housing in Montgomery County 2010 median sales price of a single-family detached house was $455,000 1 Renters living alone must make $28.96/hr to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent of $1,506 2 Minimum wage is $7.25/hr A minimum wage earner would need to work about four full-time jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rate in Montgomery County 3 1 2012 Montgomery County Snapshot 2 The Sentinel, 2012 3 2012 National Low Income Housing Coalition Report
  • Causes of Homelessness: Poverty People who are homeless are a subset of those living in poverty In Montgomery County 29% of homeless adults in households without children and 47% of those with children are employed 1 20,330 children live in families whose income is below the poverty line 2 1/3 of county school children receive free and reducedprice school meals 3 1 Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the 2013 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region 2 KIDS COUNT Data Center, from US Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for 2011 3 http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/about/
  • Causes of Homelessness: Disabilities PIT count of homeless households without children 1 68% reported chronic substance abuse, serious mental health issues, or co-occurring disorders 40% reported chronic health problems and/or physical disability Montgomery County is galvanizing resources to create permanent supportive housing opportunities for homeless people with medical vulnerabilities 1 Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the 2013 Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons in the Metropolitan Washington Region
  • 100,000 Homes Campaign Montgomery County has joined the national 100,000 Homes Campaign Homeless individuals are 34 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population 1 Our local campaign will prioritize homeless individuals who are most in need of housing and improve access to permanent supportive housing and services OConnell JJ. Premature Mortality in Homeless Populations: A Review of the Literature, 19 pages. Nashville: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc., 2005. 1
  • Other Causes of Homelessness Domestic violence Lack of affordable healthcare Direct discharge into the homeless system from prisons/jails, hospitals, child welfare and mental health systems Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and fires Economic disasters such as job loss and home foreclosures
  • Montgomery County Services Prevention Outreach and engagement Emergency and transitional shelters Safe Havens housing Permanent housing programs with supportive services
  • Emergency Shelter Home Builders Care Assessment Center mens emergency shelter
  • Safe Havens Housing Adriannes Safe Haven
  • Permanent Housing Cordell Place Seneca Heights Apartments
  • Permanent Housing Creative Housing Initiative Pilot Project Home First
  • Permanent Housing Hope Housing Partnership for Permanent Housing
  • Join With Us www.mcch.net mcch@mcch.net 301-217-0314

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