In accordance with last year’s report in January of 2016, over half a million people were living on the streets, in cars, in homeless shelters, or in subsidized transitional housing. Shockingly, 25% of the entire group were children. These numbers were captured during a one night census taken last January.
Everyone is looking to strategically address homelessness; every city, county and state handle their homeless population differently. Between Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing and Safe Havens there are 830,120 available within this and other varieties of housing projects. Organizations work around the clock to create holistic wellness within these disadvantaged communities, like CAPSBC.
This year, on January 26th, the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will be taking a similar local census to capture and assess the number of homeless individuals within the California county.
Check out this additional link showing homelessness statistics of 2016.