Presentation on theme: "The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference 2013
2 Introductions & Who we Are Pat Leary, MN Department of Human ServicesAllan Henden, Hennepin CountyMonica Nilsson, St. Stephen’s Human ServicesJoseph Desenclos, St. Stephen’s Human ServicesMary Ulland Evans, Three Rivers Community Action AgencyDina Chou, MN Department of Human Services
3 What are all these counts anyways? What is the “Point in Time Count/Survey”?1. Sheltered Count2. Unsheltered CountWhat is the difference between this and the Wilder Homeless Study?
4 History and PurposeHistory of the Point in Time and OEO Sheltered SurveyWhy we do these counts and surveys:1. HUD Requirement2. Evaluate/Plan Efforts to End Homelessness3. Information for Policy Makers4. Media Requests5. Community Education
5 State-Wide Sheltered Count 2 Counts: January & JulyAll Motel Voucher, Emergency Shelter & Transitional Housing Programs Should Participate (PSH not included)OEO Administers Surveys it out to over 300 Programs State-WideWorks in Coordination with CoC CoordinatorsProduces a State-Wide Summary Report
12 Unsheltered Counts Each CoC Region does their own Unsheltered Count Methods vary depending on the CoC regional communitiesCounts the number of people who are homeless but not in an emergency shelter, motel voucher or transitional housing program
13 Point in Time Count Results (Jan. 2013) CoC RegionTotal # of Sheltered Homeless PeopleTotal # of Unsheltered Homeless PeopleCentral449197Hennepin3,417164Northeast6821Northwest1964Ramsey1,36371SMAC713110Southeast40927Southwest22St. Louis317West Central26336Total7,359762
15 Local Example: Hennepin County Coordinate with State on Sheltered Count (as described earlier)Follow up with Shelter & Transitional Housing providers for updated & missing infoCoordinate with St. Stephen’s Street Outreach on Unsheltered CountInfo for HUD, but also for the Heading Home Hennepin Initiative to help measure progress & gaps
16 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.
17 Demographics459 youth surveyed20% were under age 1860% were African American52% were female34% reported a diagnosed disability47% of those who weren’t surveyed by Probation reported court involvementLife Experiences68% 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.
18 Why they left… 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%
19 Education134 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.Employment26% 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 Assistance61% 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.
20 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 information2. Fill out the sheltered survey3. Coordinate with your local CoC on the unsheltered count
21 Thank-You & For More Information: Dina Chou, Pat Leary, Monica Nilsson, Joseph Desenclos, Allan Henden, Mary Ulland Evans,