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Hunger and Homelessness Survey

Hunger and Homelessness Survey

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THE UNITED STATESCONFERENCE OF MAYORS
Michael A. Nutter 
Mayor of PhiladelphiaPresident
Scott Smith
Mayor of MesaVice President
Kevin Johnson
Mayor of SacramentoSecond Vice President
Terry M. Bellamy 
Mayor of AshevilleChair, Task Force onHunger and Homelessness
Tom Cochran
CEO and Executive Director The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organizationof cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,295 suchcities in the country today, each represented in the Conference by itschief elected official, the Mayor.This report was prepared by City Policy Associates, Washington, D.C.At The U.S. Conference of Mayors, Assistant Director for CommunityDevelopment and Housing Eugene Lowe provided direction and GailThomas provided assistance. This report may be downloaded atThe U.S. Conference of Mayors Web site, www.usmayors.org.
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Contents
Executive Summary
.......................................................................................................................... 1
 
Introduction
…………………………………………………………………………………..……...5
Background.................................................................................................................................. 5
 
Survey Cities ............................................................................................................................... 5
 
Context for 2012 Survey ............................................................................................................. 6
 
Limitations of Report .................................................................................................................. 6Data and Analysis ........................................................................................................................ 6
Hunger
................................................................................................................................................. 9
 
 Need for Food Assistance ............................................................................................................ 9
 
Availability of Food Assistance ................................................................................................ 10
 
Unmet Need for Emergency Food Assistance ........................................................................... 12Policies and Practices to Reduce Hunger .................................................................................. 13
 
Outlook for Next Year ............................................................................................................... 22
 
Homelessness
.................................................................................................................................... 25
 
The Extent of Homelessness...................................................................................................... 25
 
Homelessness among Families .................................................................................................. 25
 
Homelessness among Unaccompanied Individuals ................................................................... 26
 
 Number of Homeless Persons ................................................................................................... 26
 
Characteristics of Homeless Adults ........................................................................................... 27
 
Emergency Shelter and Other Housing for Homeless Persons ................................................. 27Unmet Need for Shelter ............................................................................................................. 27Efforts to Prevent Homelessness Resulting from Foreclosure .................................................. 28Policies and Practices to Reduce Homelessness ........................................................................ 32Outlook for Next Year ............................................................................................................... 42
City Profiles
...................................................................................................................................... 43
 
Appendix A: City Data on Hunger
.............................................................................................. 69
 
Appendix B: City Data on Homelessness
................................................................................... 75
 
Appendix C: City Contacts
........................................................................................................... 82
 
Appendix D: Survey Instrument
................................................................................................. 89
 
Appendix E: List of Past Reports
................................................................................................ 97
 
The U.S. Conference of Mayors 2012 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness

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