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No Place to Call Home Homelessness and the Bridgeport Region
No Place to Call Home 3.5 million people Homeless in the US Homeless in CT people Homeless in Bridgeport area 1500 people
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
No Place to Call Home Out of 100 people who are homeless 39 are Children
No Place to Call Home 16 % of people in bridgeport area shelters are employed
No Place to Call Home 41% have no income
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
No Place to Call Home 18.4 % of the population and 16.2 % of families are below the poverty line
No Place to Call Home People with AIDS are three times more likely to be homeless
No Place to Call Home 18 % report substance use histories
No Place to Call Home 11 % report mental health problems
No Place to Call Home Bridgeport’s Continuum of Care Is a broad collaboration working to create change and end homelessness.
No Place to Call Home
This presentation was created by Shawn M. Lang Assistant Director CT AIDS Residence Coalition © CT AIDS Residence Coalition, 2002
No Place to Call Home
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