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The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference 2013

The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference 2013

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Page 1: The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference 2013

The Homeless Point in Time Count & Survey

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless Conference 2013

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Introductions & Who we Are• Pat Leary, MN Department of Human Services

• Allan Henden, Hennepin County

• Monica Nilsson, St. Stephen’s Human Services

• Joseph Desenclos, St. Stephen’s Human Services

• Mary Ulland Evans, Three Rivers Community Action Agency

• Dina Chou, MN Department of Human Services

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What are all these counts anyways?

•What is the “Point in Time Count/Survey”?1. Sheltered Count2. Unsheltered Count

• What is the difference between this and the Wilder Homeless Study?

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History and Purpose

•History of the Point in Time and OEO Sheltered Survey

•Why we do these counts and surveys:1. HUD Requirement2. Evaluate/Plan Efforts to End

Homelessness3. Information for Policy Makers4. Media Requests5. Community Education

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State-Wide Sheltered Count• 2 Counts: January & July

• All Motel Voucher, Emergency Shelter & Transitional Housing Programs Should Participate (PSH not included)

• OEO Administers Survey

• Emails it out to over 300 Programs State-Wide

• Works in Coordination with CoC Coordinators

• Produces a State-Wide Summary Report

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Survey Respondent Information (Please Make Corrections) Name of contact

person: _________________________________________________________

Agency: _________________________________________________________ Site/Program

Name: _________________________________________________________

Program Type Emergency Shelter

Motel/Hotel Voucher Transitional Housing Street Address: _________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________________________ Zip Code: _________ Continuum of Care

(CoC) Region: SMAC - Anoka

Central SMAC - Dakota Hennepin Northeast Northwest Ramsey SMAC - Scott/Carver Southeast Southwest St. Louis SMAC - Washington West Central Phone (w/Area

Code): _________________________________________________________

E-mail Address: _________________________________________________________

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Instructions and HUD Definitions Fill out the following survey to count the number of people provided with shelter or transitional housing by your agency on the night of Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Please submit one survey per program or site (thus one agency may have several survey submissions).

Adult is a person 25 years or older. Dependent Child is a person under the age of 17 who is living with a parent, guardian or caregiver. Unaccompanied Youth is a person age 0-24 who is NOT living with a parent, guardian or caregiver. Youth are divided to meet HUD requirements and Minnesota Statutes, 256k.45. (1) Ages 0 - 17 (2) Ages 18 to 21 (3) Ages 22-24 Dependent Youth is a person age 18-24 who is living with a parent, guardian or caregiver. Household is either a single individual or a group of individuals (usually considered a family) who would live together in one housing unit if they were housed. Homeless is a person who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence (this includes any person living in an emergency shelter or transitional housing facility) Chronically Homeless person or family is either an unaccompanied homeless individual (18 or older) with a disabling condition OR a family with at least one adult member (18 or older) who has a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more OR has had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years. Veteran is a person having served in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or activated, into active duty, as a member of the National Guard or as a Reservist.

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Homeless Population: For the night of Wednesday, July 24, 2013 please complete the following for homeless persons with shelter or transitional housing from your agency. (if none, enter 0 [zero]) Adult Headed Households WITHOUT Children (25 or older) *Note: A single person living alone is considered a

household of one Number of Households _______ Total number of Adult Men

within households _______

Total number of Adult Women within households

_______

Total number of Adult Transgendered within households

_______

Adult Headed Households (25 or older) WITH Dependent Children Number of Households _______ Total number of Adult Men

(25 or older) within households _______

Total number of Adult Women (25 or older) within households

_______

Total number of Adult Transgendered within households Total number of Dependent Youth (18-24) within adult headed households. _______

_______

Total number of Dependent Children(17 and younger) within adult headed households.

_______

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Unaccompanied Youth Headed Households (ages 0 to 17) - with or without their own dependent children Number of Households _______ Total number of individual

Unaccompanied Youth (not with their parents) age 0-17 within households Total number of Dependent Children (0-17) within households

_______ _______

Unaccompanied Youth Headed Households (ages 18 to 21) - with or without their own dependent children Number of Households _______ Total number of individual

Unaccompanied Youth (not with their parents) age 18-21 within households Total number of DEPENDENT CHILDREN (0-17) within households

_______ _______

Unaccompanied Youth Headed Households (ages 22 to 24) - with or without their own dependent children Number of Households _______ Total number of individual

Unaccompanied Youth (not with their parents) age 18-21 within households Total number of Dependent Children (0-17) within households

_______ _______

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Sub-Populations: Please estimate the number of individuals age 18 and older who are or have: (if none, enter 0 [zero]) Chronically Homeless

without Children: _______

Severely mentally Ill: _______ Chronic Substance

Abuse: _______

Veterans: _______ Female Veterans: _______ HIV/AIDS _______ Victims of Domestic

Violence _______

Chronically Homeless Families (includes one chronically homeless person age 18 or older and at least one child) Number of Chronically

Homeless Families _______

Total Number of Individuals

within these Chronically Homeless Families

_______

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What is your approximate Nightly capacity? (Answer in beds or units or both, ) (if none, enter 0 [zero]) Number of Beds _______ Number of Units _______ Turnaways & Waiting Lists: Please indicate the number of individuals/households turned away due to lack of available space the night of July 24, 2013. If your agency has a waiting list please indicate the number of individuals placed on your waiting list during the seven days before the survey date (July 17 - July 23, 2013) Number of Homeless Individuals Turned Away Men (25 or older) _______ Women (25 or older) _______ Dependent Children (0 - 21)

(with their parents) _______

Unaccompanied Youth (0 - 24)

_______

Number of Households Turned Away _______ Number of People on your Waiting List _______ Comments & Submission Please give any comments or anecdotal information. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for completing the HUD Point-in-Time Sheltered Count.

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Unsheltered Counts

•Each CoC Region does their own Unsheltered Count

•Methods vary depending on the CoC regional communities

•Counts the number of people who are homeless but not in an emergency shelter, motel voucher or transitional housing program

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Point in Time Count Results (Jan. 2013)

CoC Region Total # of Sheltered Homeless People

Total # of Unsheltered Homeless People

Central 449 197

Hennepin 3,417 164

Northeast 68 21

Northwest 196 4

Ramsey 1,363 71

SMAC 713 110

Southeast 409 27

Southwest 164 22

St. Louis 317 110

West Central 263 36

Total 7,359 762

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Population Break-Down (Jan. 2013)

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Local Example: Hennepin County•Coordinate with State on Sheltered Count

(as described earlier)•Follow up with Shelter & Transitional

Housing providers for updated & missing info

•Coordinate with St. Stephen’s Street Outreach on Unsheltered Count

•Info for HUD, but also for the Heading Home Hennepin Initiative to help measure progress & gaps

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Hennepin County Youth PIT Count•This year, USICH asked 9 jurisdictions to

survey young people under age 25 who were homeless on that night.

•Surveyed in shelters and transitional housing programs.

•Surveyed youth at drop in centers and on the street.

•Surveyed through Hennepin County high schools.

•Surveyed through Juvenile and Adult Probation.

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Demographics• 459 youth surveyed• 20% were under age 18• 60% were African American• 52% were female• 34% reported a diagnosed disability• 47% of those who weren’t surveyed by Probation

reported court involvementLife Experiences• 68% left home before age 18.• 64% met the definition of long-term homeless.• 37% are pregnant or a parent.• 35% have been in foster care.• 12% have traded sex for money, food, housing.• 40% have been in an abusive relationship.

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Why they left…• Family conflict – 24%• Kicked out – 20%• Left on own – 14%• Family poverty – 6%• Parents unavailable – 6%• Abuse/neglect – 5%• Addiction – 3%• Youth locked up/tx – 3%

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Education• 134 were surveyed in the schools (100 of these respondents

were doubled up).• 237 (53%) of all respondents were currently enrolled in

school.• 82 respondents did NOT have a diploma/GED and were

NOT enrolled in school.• Only 2% of respondents had less than a high school

diploma, were not enrolled, and were not trying to get back in school.

Employment• 26% report they have a job – ¾ are part time, ¼ full time.• Only 5% of respondents have a full-time, non-temporary job.• Those in transitional housing are much more likely to have a

job – 52%.Public Assistance• 61% report they get public assistance. Receipt of PA highest

in shelter and transitional housing (84% or more)• 17% have no job, PA, or other source of income.• Half of those without PA or a job were surveyed in schools.

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Next Count….Coming Up….• January 22, 2014

• Not to be confused with the Wilder Survey (October 2015)

• What can I do?1. Make sure your CoC & the OEO have your program’s current contact information2. Fill out the sheltered survey3. Coordinate with your local CoC on the

unsheltered count