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1 NH Homeless Access Survey Coordinated by NH Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of Homeless & Housing Services

2 NH Homeless Access Survey Based on the Manchester Homeless Needs Assessment –Manchester Continuum of Care –Homeless Liaison Committee Data entry and analysis by: Tauna Sisco Ph.D., St Anselm College, Goffstown NH.

3 Participating schools University of New Hampshire, Durham University of New Hampshire, Manchester Keene State College Lakes Region Community College New England College New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord Rivier College Nashua Community College St. Anselm College

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5 Respondents, by age and region Statewide, 41% of all respondents were less than 34 years old.

6 *One person identified as transgender

7 Race and Ethnicity Statewide, 8% answered “yes” to Hispanic ethnicity.

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10 Statewide, 62% reported their current episode of homelessness was less than 8 months

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16 Q15:Reason Became Homeless (other): Disability Roommates didn’t pay Maternity leave Break-up Separation Spouse Alcohol/drug abuse Difficulty with girlfriend Job loss Landlord Dispute Emancipated minor Mom’s boyfriend abusive Spouse/boyfriend

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18 Prior history of placement 16.5% of the 231 respondents stated that they were in state placement before age 18.

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20 20.3% (47) of the 231 respondents stated that they were currently employed 10.8% (21) stated that they were working “off the books”

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22 Education 61% said that they had 12 years or more of education 39% had more than 12 years 58% had a HS Diploma 16% had a GED 11.2% had a Post High School degree 37% of respondents having some type of post-high school/GED additional school (college degree/vocational training/certification)

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24 Families and Children 24% had family members living with them right now 60.2% said they have children. Of those, 18.6% (n=40) had children living with them “right now” (when surveyed). –of those,76.2% of women had children living with them right now, and –31.3% men had children living with them right now. 3.9% of women interviewed were pregnant right now.

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31 Legal History and Housing

32 Service access questions (1)-I do not need this service, (2)-I have used this service, (3)-I need this service, but have not been able to get it, (4)- I didn’t know this service was available, (5)-I would like to use this service but have not yet attempted to access it (6)-I was told I wasn’t eligible for this service, (7)-This service is not available where I live, (8)-The service helped me, (9)-I don’t have transportation, (10)-Is there anything else that you want us to know about this service? (specify) 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  ___________ Respondents could make more than one selection.

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36 30% of the 231 respondents stated that they were involved in substance abuse treatment.

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62 47% of 231 respondents stated that they were receiving mental health treatment.

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65 Questions? Suggestions?

66 Resources! NH DHHS; Bureau of Homeless & Housing Services: –Bernie Bluhm: NH Coalition to End Homelessness: National Alliance to End Homelessness:

67 NH Homeless Access Survey Thank you!


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