The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey

Report
The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Conference 2013
Introductions & Who we Are
• Pat Leary, MN Department of Human Services
• Allan Henden, Hennepin County
• Monica Nilsson, St. Stephen’s Human Services
• Joseph Desenclos, St. Stephen’s Human Services
• Mary Ulland Evans, Three Rivers Community Action
Agency
• Dina Chou, MN Department of Human Services
What are all these counts anyways?
• What is the “Point in Time Count/Survey”?
1. Sheltered Count
2. Unsheltered Count
• What is the difference between this and the
Wilder Homeless Study?
History and Purpose
• History of the Point in Time and OEO Sheltered
Survey
• Why we do these counts and surveys:
1. HUD Requirement
2. Evaluate/Plan Efforts to End
Homelessness
3. Information for Policy Makers
4. Media Requests
5. Community Education
State-Wide Sheltered Count
• 2 Counts: January & July
• All Motel Voucher, Emergency Shelter & Transitional
Housing Programs Should Participate (PSH not
included)
• OEO Administers Survey
• Emails it out to over 300 Programs State-Wide
• Works in Coordination with CoC Coordinators
• Produces a State-Wide Summary Report
Survey Respondent Information (Please Make Corrections)
Name of contact
person:
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Agency:
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Site/Program
Name:
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Program Type
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Emergency Shelter
Motel/Hotel Voucher
Transitional Housing
Street Address:
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City:
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Zip Code:
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Continuum of Care 
(CoC) Region:
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SMAC - Anoka
Central
SMAC - Dakota
Hennepin
Northeast
Northwest
Ramsey
SMAC - Scott/Carver
Southeast
Southwest
St. Louis
SMAC - Washington
West Central
Phone (w/Area
Code):
_________________________________________________________
E-mail Address:
_________________________________________________________
Instructions and HUD Definitions
Fill out the following survey to count the number of people provided with shelter or transitional housing by your agency
on the night of Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Please submit one survey per program or site (thus one agency may have
several survey submissions).
Adult is a person 25 years or older.
Dependent Child is a person under the age of 17 who is living with a parent, guardian or caregiver.
Unaccompanied Youth is a person age 0-24 who is NOT living with a parent, guardian or caregiver.
Youth are
divided to meet HUD requirements and Minnesota Statutes, 256k.45.
(1) Ages 0 - 17
(2) Ages 18 to 21
(3) Ages 22-24
Dependent Youth is a person age 18-24 who is living with a parent, guardian or caregiver.
Household is either a single individual or a group of individuals (usually considered a family) who would live together in
one housing unit if they were housed.
Homeless is a person who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence (this includes any person living in an
emergency shelter or transitional housing facility)
Chronically Homeless person or family is either an unaccompanied homeless individual (18 or older) with a
disabling condition OR a family with at least one adult member (18 or older) who has a disabling condition who has either
been continuously homeless for a year or more OR has had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3)
years.
Veteran is a person having served in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or activated, into active duty, as a member of the
National Guard or as a Reservist.
Homeless Population: For the night of Wednesday, July 24, 2013 please complete the following for homeless
persons with shelter or transitional housing from your agency. (if none, enter 0 [zero])
Adult Headed Households WITHOUT Children (25 or older) *Note: A single person living alone is considered a
household of one
_______
Number of Households
_______
Total number of Adult Men
within households
Total number of Adult
Women within households
Total number of Adult
Transgendered within
households
_______
_______
Adult Headed Households (25 or older) WITH Dependent Children
_______
Number of Households
_______
Total number of Adult Men
(25 or older) within households
_______
Total number of Adult
Women (25 or older) within
households
_______
Total number of Adult
Transgendered within
households
Total number of Dependent
Youth (18-24) within adult
headed households. _______
Total number of Dependent _______
Children(17 and younger)
within adult headed households.
Unaccompanied Youth Headed Households (ages 0 to 17) - with or without their own dependent children
Number of Households
_______
Total number of individual
Unaccompanied Youth (not _______
with their parents) age 0-17
within households
Total number of Dependent
Children (0-17) within
households
_______
Unaccompanied Youth Headed Households (ages 18 to 21) - with or without their own dependent children
Number of Households
_______
Total number of individual
Unaccompanied Youth (not _______
with their parents) age 18-21
within households
Total number of DEPENDENT
CHILDREN (0-17) within
households
_______
Unaccompanied Youth Headed Households (ages 22 to 24) - with or without their own dependent children
Number of Households
_______
Total number of individual
Unaccompanied Youth (not
with their parents) age 18-21
within households
Total number of Dependent
Children (0-17) within
households
_______
_______
Sub-Populations: Please estimate the number of individuals age 18 and older who are or have: (if none, enter 0
[zero])
Chronically Homeless
without Children:
_______
Severely mentally Ill:
_______
Chronic Substance
Abuse:
_______
Veterans:
_______
Female Veterans:
_______
HIV/AIDS
_______
Victims of Domestic
Violence
_______
Chronically Homeless Families (includes one chronically homeless person age 18 or older and at least
one child)
Number of Chronically
Homeless Families
_______
Total Number of Individuals
within these Chronically
Homeless Families
_______
What is your approximate Nightly
capacity? (Answer in beds or units or both, ) (if none, enter 0 [zero])
Number of Beds
_______
Number of Units
_______
Turnaways & Waiting Lists:
Please indicate the number of individuals/households turned away due to lack
of available space the night of July 24, 2013. If your agency has a waiting list please indicate the number of individuals
placed on your waiting list during the seven days before the survey date (July 17 - July 23, 2013)
Number of Homeless Individuals Turned Away
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Men (25 or older)
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Women (25 or older)
Dependent Children (0 - 21) _______
(with their parents)
Unaccompanied Youth (0 24)
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Number of Households Turned Away
_______
Number of People on your Waiting List
_______
Comments & Submission
Please give any comments or anecdotal information.
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Thank you for completing the HUD Point-in-Time Sheltered Count.
Unsheltered Counts
• Each CoC Region does their own Unsheltered
Count
• Methods vary depending on the CoC regional
communities
• Counts the number of people who are homeless
but not in an emergency shelter, motel voucher
or transitional housing program
Point in Time Count Results (Jan. 2013)
CoC Region
Total # of Sheltered
Homeless People
Total # of
Unsheltered
Homeless People
Central
449
197
Hennepin
3,417
164
Northeast
68
21
Northwest
196
4
Ramsey
1,363
71
SMAC
713
110
Southeast
409
27
Southwest
164
22
St. Louis
317
110
West Central
263
36
Total
7,359
762
Population Break-Down (Jan. 2013)
Local Example: Hennepin County
• Coordinate with State on Sheltered Count (as
described earlier)
• Follow up with Shelter & Transitional Housing
providers for updated & missing info
• Coordinate with St. Stephen’s Street Outreach
on Unsheltered Count
• Info for HUD, but also for the Heading Home
Hennepin Initiative to help measure progress &
gaps
Hennepin County Youth PIT Count
• This year, USICH asked 9 jurisdictions to survey
young people under age 25 who were homeless
on that night.
• Surveyed in shelters and transitional housing
programs.
• Surveyed youth at drop in centers and on the
street.
• Surveyed through Hennepin County high
schools.
• Surveyed through Juvenile and Adult Probation.
Demographics
• 459 youth surveyed
• 20% were under age 18
• 60% were African American
• 52% were female
• 34% reported a diagnosed disability
• 47% of those who weren’t surveyed by Probation
reported court involvement
Life Experiences
• 68% left home before age 18.
• 64% met the definition of long-term homeless.
• 37% are pregnant or a parent.
• 35% have been in foster care.
• 12% have traded sex for money, food, housing.
• 40% have been in an abusive relationship.
Why they left…
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Family conflict – 24%
Kicked out – 20%
Left on own – 14%
Family poverty – 6%
Parents unavailable – 6%
Abuse/neglect – 5%
Addiction – 3%
Youth locked up/tx – 3%
Education
• 134 were surveyed in the schools (100 of these respondents
were doubled up).
• 237 (53%) of all respondents were currently enrolled in
school.
• 82 respondents did NOT have a diploma/GED and were NOT
enrolled in school.
• Only 2% of respondents had less than a high school diploma,
were not enrolled, and were not trying to get back in school.
Employment
• 26% report they have a job – ¾ are part time, ¼ full time.
• Only 5% of respondents have a full-time, non-temporary job.
• Those in transitional housing are much more likely to have a
job – 52%.
Public Assistance
• 61% report they get public assistance. Receipt of PA highest
in shelter and transitional housing (84% or more)
• 17% have no job, PA, or other source of income.
• Half of those without PA or a job were surveyed in schools.
Next Count….Coming Up….
• January 22, 2014
• Not to be confused with the Wilder Survey
(October 2015)
• What can I do?
1. Make sure your CoC & the OEO have your
program’s current contact information
2. Fill out the sheltered survey
3. Coordinate with your local CoC on the
unsheltered count
Thank-You & For More Information:
Dina Chou, [email protected]
Pat Leary, [email protected]
Monica Nilsson, [email protected]
Joseph Desenclos, [email protected]
Allan Henden, [email protected]
Mary Ulland Evans,
[email protected]

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