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Facts on homelessness


State statistics on veteran homelessness 

From the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (2015 data):
Indiana’s 2015 Point-in-Time Homeless Count observed:

  • 5,863 persons comprising 4,470 households were homeless during the last week in January 2015
  • Of the persons found and identified as experiencing homelessness:
    • 5,281 were staying in emergency shelters, safe havens or in temporary transitional housing programs
    • 582 were un-sheltered ( on the streets)
    • 3,798 households were persons without dependent children
    • 636 households were with dependent children
    • 1,261 were under the age of 18 years old
    • 794 of the adults counted were veterans
    • 1,145 of the adults counted were persons fleeing from domestic violence
    • 602 identified themselves as being characterized as “chronically homeless”
    • 1,026 adults counted identified themselves as having a substance abuse disorder
    • 1,099 of the adults counted identified themselves as having a serious mental illness

Marion County statistics on veteran homelessness 

The Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) along with the Indiana University Policy Public Institute (PPI) conducted a Point-in-Time Homeless Count in Marion County, Indiana, on January 29, 2015. The report shows 326 veterans were homeless in Marion County. Source: