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No Place to Call Home Homelessness and the Bridgeport Region.

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1 No Place to Call Home Homelessness and the Bridgeport Region

2 No Place to Call Home 3.5 million people Homeless in the US Homeless in CT people Homeless in Bridgeport area 1500 people

3 No Place to Call Home Number of shelter bedsNumber of People using shelters Number of people turned away beds 86 SHELTERED 990 Turned Away 3727

4 No Place to Call Home Out of 100 people who are homeless 39 are Children

5 No Place to Call Home 16 % of people in bridgeport area shelters are employed

6 No Place to Call Home 41% have no income

7 No Place to Call Home poor blacks living in urban settings were twice as likely to be homeless as poor whites in the same cities 48 % of people in Bridgeport shelters are African American

8 No Place to Call Home 18.4 % of the population and 16.2 % of families are below the poverty line

9 No Place to Call Home People with AIDS are three times more likely to be homeless

10 No Place to Call Home 18 % report substance use histories

11 No Place to Call Home 11 % report mental health problems

12 No Place to Call Home Bridgeport’s Continuum of Care Is a broad collaboration working to create change and end homelessness.

13 No Place to Call Home

14 This presentation was created by Shawn M. Lang Assistant Director CT AIDS Residence Coalition © CT AIDS Residence Coalition, 2002

15 No Place to Call Home


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