Breaking the need down
SPOKANE 2015 STATISTICS
- 1,033 homeless individuals counted on a single day in January 2015.
- 219 considered chronically homeless, an increase of 45% from 2014.
- 121 homeless families counted.
- Of the 1,033 counted, 24% were under the age of 18.
- 101 veterans stated they are homeless.
- 25% of homeless adults (262) said they are experiencing serious mental illness.
- 182 reported a substance abuse condition.
- 222 survived domestic violence.
- Including couch-surfing, living in a car, or living on the streets in homeless definition, approximately 5,000 individuals are homeless in Spokane County.
- 76% of the 5,000 live with friends or relatives.
- 3,000 are kids ages kindergarten through 12th (33% more than state average.)
- 83% of these kids report having experienced a violent event by age 12.
IDAHO REGION 1 (INCLUDES KOOTENAI COUNTY) STATISTICS
- 429 homeless individuals counted during the 2015 Point-in-Time Count, a decrease of 18% from 2014 count.
- 212 counted are female.
- 121 were under the age of 18.
- 92 stated they are victims of domestic abuse.
- 1 in 4 report substance abuse.
- 79 struggle with serious mental illness.
- 129 attribute their homelessness to unemployment or inability to find affordable housing.
- 22% of homeless individuals counted considered chronically homeless.
- An additional 101 individuals precariously housed, 1 in 3 being under the age of 18.