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NAEH - Rapid Re-Housing Presentation

NAEH - Rapid Re-Housing Presentation

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National Alliance to End Homelessness: Rapid Re-Housing Presentation
National Alliance to End Homelessness: Rapid Re-Housing Presentation

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Published by: Catholic Charities USA on Apr 11, 2014
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Addressing Family Homelessness through Rapid Re-housing
 
Prevalence of Homelessness/Housing Instablity Among Families
222,000 persons in families (including over 130,000 children) are homeless on any given night, 31,000 in an unsheltered location.
175,000 families (including 340,000 children) stay in a homeless service program each yea
. 1.166 million school age children identified as meeting Dept. of Ed. Definition of homeless (includes children in doubled up housing, shelter/unsheltered locations each year. 3.24 million families with children with “worst case housing needs. 7.4 million low income people in doubled up housing.
 
Characteristics/Compared to Other Poor Families
Predominately single-parent households. A significant proportion of families are headed by a young parent (under 25) Slightly over half of children are 5 or under - prevalence higher the younger the child. Pregnancy is also a risk factor for homelessness among low income families. Families are very poor (typically under 50% of poverty level) African-American households are disproportionately represented. Children viewed by researchers as being at far end of a continuum of risk.

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