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COMPARISON CHART: 2016-2019. Total Populations
This summary includes ONLY survey respondents that met the HUD definition of literally homeless – sheltered and unsheltered. Additional questions were asked and surveys collected for people at-risk of homelessness or in unstable housing situations who do not meet the HUD definition of homeless. In partnership with the Deschutes County Health Services, the HLC will release additional data and analysis in the coming weeks.
- 880 people experienced homelessness in Central Oregon on January 23, 2019, an increase of 12% over last year.
- 70% (614) of people experiencing homelessness were unsheltered. This percentage is mostly unchanged from previous years.
- The primary reported reasons for homelessness continues to be economic.
- 20 unaccompanied children under 18 were counted, an increase of 67% since 2015.
|TOTAL (Adults + Children)||594||778||787||880||12%|
|Individuals in Families (1AD +1CH)||211||284||199||243||22%|
|Adults (18+ years old)||465||615||663||773||17%|
|All Children (<18 years old)||129||163||124||147||19%|
|Unaccompanied Children (<18)||12||7||15||20||33%|
|All Youth (18-24 years old)||55||78||94||76||-19%|
|Unaccompanied Youth (18-24)||43||61||83||52||-37%|
|Chronically Homeless Veterans||30||49||22||22||0%|
|Chronically Homeless Individuals||161||187||139||160||15%|
- Sheltered = Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Hotel/Motel Paid for with Voucher
- Unsheltered = place not meant for human habitation (i.e. car, outside, abandoned building, etc.)
- Conducted for the night of January 23th; surveys collected over a 3-day period
- Dozens of trained volunteers surveyed people in shelters, transitional housing, at meal sites and food banks, drop-in centers, health clinics, hotels/motels, camp sites, RV parks, and through street canvassing.
- Counts occurred in La Pine, Sunriver, Bend, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, Madras and Warm Springs
- All data is self-reported and incentives were given for participation.
- In addition to the HUD requirements, Central Oregon also counts people who are at-risk of homelessness and asks additional questions about causes of homelessness, where people were last stably housed, ability to access healthcare, and more. Additional data will be released as it becomes available.
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