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What is Homlessness

 

To understand homelessness you need to understand poverty, affordable housing, having a disability, losing your job and other social issues. Homelessness in Palm Beach County has many faces. The face could be of your neighbor, someone who attends your place of worship, your child's school or the senior center in town.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness reports that

  • There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States - roughly 22 of every 10,000 people are homeless.
  • Of that number, 37 percent are people in families and 63 percent are individuals,
  • 18 percent of the homeless population is considered "chronic," and
  • 20 percent of the homeless population is made up of veterans.

These numbers come from point-in-time counts, which are usually conducted on a single night in late January. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)requires communities to submit this data every other year in order to qualify for federal homeless assistance funds. In Palm Beach County, the next point-in-time count will be held in January 2011.

 

 

Events and News

 

Project Homeless Connect...> read more

Super Bowl City Party...> read more

MLK Day of Service...> read more

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day...> read more

“Handup” Campaign to End Panhandling in Palm Beach County ...> read more

Volunteer for Project Homeless Connect...> read more

Learn About Local Providers and Their Services...> read more

 

Videos

 
Homeless Plan video 1

Why are people homeless?
Can't they get help? watch the video