Pasco County Statistics 2013
- 3305 Persons were homeless on any given day in 2013
- 105 persons were housed in shelters
- 3200 persons were unsheltered
- 368 persons were veterans
- 815 chronic homeless persons (more than one year)
- 13 chronic persons were sheltered
- 802 chronic persons were unsheltered
- 79% adults between the ages of 18 to 60
- 1% elderly adults over 60
- 38% were homeless for more than one year or longer
- 25% were homeless one to three months
- 4% were homeless for more than a week but less than a month
- 1345* children were considered doubled-up (living in another’s household)
- 1776* children doubled-up, sheltered and unsheltered
(Source: Homeless Report for 2013)
*Totals from District School Board of Pasco County
State Statistics 2010
Daily, nearly 60,000 Floridians live on the street or stay in emergency shelters. Florida has the third largest population of homeless persons of any state in the nation. Not included in the above figure are over 49,000 school-aged children who were identified by the public school districts as being homeless during the 2009-2010 school year.
With the unemployment rates over 10 percent, and the continuing volume of home foreclosures displacing families, the crisis of homelessness continues to grow and claim more victims with no place to live.
National Statistics 2008
On an average night in the 23 cities surveyed, 94 percent of people living on the streets were single adults, 4 percent were part of families and 2 percent were unaccompanied minors. Seventy percent of those in emergency shelters were single adults, 29 percent were part of families and 1 percent were unaccompanied minors. Of those in transitional housing, 43 percent were single adults, 56 percent were part of families, and 1 percent were unaccompanied minors. Those who occupied permanent supportive housing were 60 percent single adults, 39.5 percent were part of families, and .5 percent were unaccompanied minors (U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2008).
The average length of stay in emergency shelter was 69 days for single men, 51 days for single women, and 70 days for families. For those staying in transitional housing, the average stay for single men was 175 days, 196 days for single women, and 223 days for families. Permanent supportive housing had the longest average stay, with 556 days for single men, 571 days for single women, and 604 days for women (U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2008). The homeless population is estimated to be 42 percent African-American, 39 percent white, 13 percent Hispanic, 4 percent Native American and 2 percent Asian, although it varies widely depending on the part of the country. An average of 26 percent of homeless people are considered mentally ill, while 13 percent of homeless individuals were physically disabled (U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2008). Nineteen percent of single homeless people are victims of domestic violence while 13 percent are veterans and 2 percent are HIV positive. Nineteen percent of homeless people are employed (U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2008).