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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.

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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.


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