Homelessness 101


Some Facts


- According to HUD's 2014 Point-In-Time Count, in Oregon approximately 12,164 Oregonians had no place to call home
- 4,408 of these individuals were in family households
- Nationally - According to HUD's January 2014 Point-In-Time Count, 578,424 individuals experienced homelessness. 63% were individuals, 37% were in family households
- National rate of people experiencing homelessness was 18.3 people per 10,000 people. The rate in Oregon is 31 people per 10,000 people (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
- People who ultimately become homeless have strained financial resources and are challenged by the cost of housing (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
- At Risk Populations: Those who are in poverty; unemployed; experiencing severe housing cost burden; are living doubled-up (National Alliance to End Homelessness)

The Hourly Wage it Takes to Afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Each State. For full article click on link. (NewsChannel 4 - kfor.com) (National Low Income Housing Coalition)



"There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help" - Jan Schakowsky



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"Without the sleeping bag I'm just somebody up early in the morning, sitting under a tree. With the sleeping bag I'm nobody up early, sitting under a tree: a slight, but important difference in how I'll be perceived." Craig Stone, The Squirrel That Dreamt of Madness


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OCHH Board of Directors


Karolle Hughes, MBA

Independent Nonprofit Consultant



Wayne Ellsworth

Outreach Coordinator

South River Community Health Center



Chelsea Bender



Ross Banister

Chaplain to the Marginalized,

Housing Transitions Action Group Douglas County (HTAG)

Board member


Juliana Marez

MV Liaison & Indian Education Coordinator

Board Member


Jack Elliott

Case Manager

HOST, NW Human Services

Board Member


Joshua Groesz

Combat Veteran

Executive Director

Salvation Army Veterans & Family Shelter

Board Member


Kenny Lowe

Housing & Choice Model Services Lead

Benton County Health Services


Additional Conference Planning Committee Members



















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