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1 Issues Concerning the Homeless Community in Ventura County

2 2011 Homeless Numbers 1872 Men Women & Children on Jan 25 On the street or in facilities serving homeless persons Translates to 8000 in a given year Numbers consistent over 5 years

3 By Jurisdiction Ventura570 Oxnard 520 Simi Valley226 Unincorporated209 Thousand Oaks87 Santa Paula50 Ojai40 Camarillo29 Fillmore 10 Moorpark7 Port Hueneme6

4 Special Populations 19% were in residential programs 2/3of adults were men, 1/3 were women 7% were TAY (18-24) 157 families with 176 adults and 220 children 6% were seniors

5 Families 2011 = 157 with 396 adults, 220 children 2010 = 117 with 147 adults, 211 children 2009 = 161 with 202 adults, 351 children 2007 = 141 with 174 adults, 282 children

6 Veterans From surveys (20% of population) 2011 = 9% 2010 = 12% 2007 = 14%

7 Transition Aged Youth 2011 = 7% 2010 = 5% 2009 = 9% 2007 = 10%

8 Seniors = 6% 2010 = 5% 2009 = 3% 2007 = 4%

9 Causes of Homelessness Loss of job Illness or disability Divorce

10 Issues Housing Homeless Prevention Self Sufficiency

11 Solutions - Housing Housing appropriate to individual Emergency beds Transitional programs Supportive Housing (60% = disabled) Affordable rents

12 Solutions- Self Sufficiency Mainstream Resources Jobs – Jobs – Jobs Education

13 Solutions - Prevention Coordinating funding streams Private funds Cost effective

14 10 Year Strategy Recalibration underway HEARTH Act & Opening Doors New recommendations Wider involvement Town Hall meetings May 2012

15 Contact Information: Cathy Brudnicki Ventura County Homeless & Housing Coalition 1317 Del Norte Road, Suite 100 Camarillo, CA x 273


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