Who is Experiencing Homelessness in North Carolina?
Across the nation communities and Continuums of Care (C0C) perform a "Point-in-Time" count on a single night in January every year. Volunteers and organizations head to the streets and emergency shelters to see who is experiencing homelessness. If you would like to read more about the Point-in-Time count head to the HUD website HERE. Learn more about North Carolina's Point-in-Time count below.
8,962 people experienced homelessness in North Carolina during the Point-in-Time count on one night during the last week of January 2017. Of these 8,962 people, 73% were in emergency shelters or transitional housing, and 27% were unsheltered, meaning they were sleeping in locations not meant for human habitation such as park benches, vehicles, on the ground, etc.
33% were people in families with children, 67% were adults with no dependent children, and less than 1% were unaccompanied children.
The great news is homelessness numbers have decreased since 2010. This shows that all of our efforts across North Carolina are helping. However, 9,000 people is still 9,000 too many experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness has many different faces, but all of our neighbors deserve a home to call their own. If you don't know what to do when you encounter somebody experiencing homelessness read our 8 tips to help.
Repurposed from North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness http://www.ncceh.org/