The 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress.
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of people experiencing homelessness increased by two percent.
The number of individuals with chronic patterns of homelessness increased by fifteen percent between 2019 and 2020.
Georgia Total Homeless 2020: 10,234 (-2% decrease from 2019)
Los Angeles and San Diego had the largest number of Veterans experiencing homelessness
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness increased by less than one percent (167 more people).
Florida Total Homeless 2020: 27,487 (-3.0% decrease from 2019)
In 2020, for the first time, there were more unsheltered individuals than there were sheltered individuals (51% vs. 49%)
More than two-thirds of all people experiencing homelessness were in households with only adults (70%)
There is no single universal template to end a person's homelessness, as we believe that homeless is a result or effect of underlying impairments. We believe a person's homelessness has a root cause, which has produced barriers that must be accurately assessed, analyzed, and addressed/treated accordingly. We believe in Trauma-Informed Care with a focus on motivational strategies/techniques that will fill individual needs and ultimately support/enable housing stability.
As any other form of deeply distressed or disturbing event, Homelessness is a Traumatic Experience that demands a "Trauma-Informed Model of Care." We acknowledge the "Housing First" model or approach as stabilization, but not an all-inclusive first step for every individual experiencing homelessness. Additionally, we believe addressing individual needs and barriers (Trauma-Informed Care) is the foundational premise of homeless recovery and the ability to maintain stable housing.
Every Person has a Story, as Every Story is Important. We conduct research by working with and collecting data from individuals currently experiencing homelessness. We also utilize research opportunities to conduct assessments, identify needs, and connect individuals to appropriate programs/services to fill their needs. We Believe that Real People produce Real Data, and will ultimately Drive Real Change in reducing and ending homelessness.
We have developed strategic models of consolidated care that drive efficiencies within Social service programs/service delivery. Through these models, we have developed a consolidated triage system that we believe will increase community access, enhance service provider collaboration, and reduce operational costs. Utilizing our research data and process analysis, we believe our solution-focused models can reshape and reform Social Services to Better Serve People and Communities.