Affordable housing options virtually nonexistent in the region. Despite an improving economy, the number of homeless individuals and families is worsening. The Point in Time Count, conducted by the Homeless Leadership Coalition, shows homelessness is up in all three counties this year.
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of affordable housing and unemployment were the two main reasons they experienced homelessness. Scott Cooper, Executive Director of NeighborImpact, which provides many of the region's emergency services, notes, "Lack of stable housing options is a huge and growing concern. We don't have enough resources to meet all the needs of the disadvantaged now. The journey to self sufficiency begins with stable housing and is impossible without housing options."
homeless for at least a year or experienced four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. Every community in Central Oregon saw this number increase.
The most startling number is the rise of the chronically homeless, which now stands at 522, an increase of 266 over last year. To be considered chronically homeless, an individual must be 18 years of age, have a disability, and have been Gucci Belt Quality
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A total of 2,410 individuals self identified, which includes 116 veterans. That's a jump of 420 individuals over 2013. 172 more households also experienced homelessness. Those numbers were particularly higher among the youth, elderly, and the disabled.
The coalition has worked this past year to preserve affordable housing units at Healy Heights and Ariel Glen and is currently working on funding a youth drop in center. LaPoint admits the numbers are discouraging, but the coalition will continue its efforts to promote affordable housing options and better educate community groups about the negative impacts of homelessness in Central Oregon.
An Alarming Number of Central Oregonians are Chronically Homeless
0.09% for all of Central Oregon and Housing Works issued 200 vouchers to qualified applicants in March but I anticipate only 30% being used," explains LaPoint. "That's because the lack of available housing options is astonishing."
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