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Joint Cities/Town/County Meeting January 26, 2012 Jeff Brown, Director Nevada County Health & Human Services Homelessness in Nevada County.

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1 Joint Cities/Town/County Meeting January 26, 2012 Jeff Brown, Director Nevada County Health & Human Services Homelessness in Nevada County

2 Homelessness in America 650,000 homeless on any one night 1.6 million people spend at least 1 shelter/night annually; up to 3 million homeless annually California has 21% of all homeless (10% of pop.) 2/3 rds individuals & 1/3 rd families 22% shelter individuals under 18 years of age 23% shelter individuals years of age Since 2007 shelter use decreased 17% in cities & increased 57% in rural areas

3 Homelessness in America Serious mental illness – 26% Substance abuse – 35% HIV/AIDS – 4% Domestic violence victims – 12% Unaccompanied youth – 1%

4 2011 Homeless Count 190 individuals (vs 345 individual 2009) Chronically homeless – 21% Veterans – 6% Severely mentally ill - 25% Chronic substance abuse – 26% HIV/AIDS – 1% Domestic violence victims – 15%

5 2009 Homeless Count 345 Individuals Sex – 68% Male 32% Female Transitional Aged Youth years – 29% Veterans – 13%

6 2009 Homeless Count - Race/Ethnicity Caucasian – 89.9% American Indian – 7.1% Hispanic – 6.3% African American – 2.6% Other – 1.6%

7 2009 Homeless Count Housing Barriers Disabled – 55% Chronic substance abuse – 40% Physically Disabled – 31% Mental Illness – 31% Co-occurring disorder – 13% Learning disabilities – 9% HIV/AIDS – 1% Past Foster Care – 43% Domestic/family violence – 13%

8 2009 Homeless Count Service Needs Permanent Housing % Financial Assistance % Food or Meals % Health Care % Education/ Job Training % Transitional Housing %

9 2009 Homeless Count Service Needs Clothing % Mental Health Treatment % Drop-In Center % Emergency Shelter % Alcohol/Drug Treatment % DV Counseling %

10 Government Resources Financial Assistance General Assistance (GA) CalWORKS SSI Food CalFRESH (aka Food Stamps) Women Infant Children’s (WIC) Program

11 Government Resources Shelter Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Shelter + Care Mental Health Services Act Supported Housing Medical Medi-Cal County Medical Services Program (CMSP)

12 Community Resources Food Programs Emergency Shelter Transitional Housing Supportive Housing One Stop Employment Center


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