Homelessness

The struggle we are working hard to end.


Homelessness in Claremont -
It's more prevalent than you think.

Did you know that there are more than 50 homeless individuals in our community?

And, only 10% of homeless people leave the community in which they once worked or called home?

One of the major outcomes of the Occupy Claremont movement was an on-going concern for homeless individuals in and around Claremont. Official counts of homeless individuals in Claremont were considered less than accurate by homeless representatives. Funding was secured to contact homeless individuals to establish an in-person count and to offer assistance to those interested in doing the work necessary to receive financial and other resources.

The conclusion of this one year effort was the development of the Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP) formed to help end homelessness in our town by providing a compassionate, caring, and welcoming community to help our neighbors in need.

Claremont Homelessness

HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report
Key Findings

Pie chart showing breakdown of homelessness by household type and sheltered status, with data from 2017 HUD report.
On a single night in January 2017, state and local planning agencies (CoCs) reported:
  • 553,742 people were homeless representing an overall .7 percent increase from 2016 and a 13.1 percent decrease since 2010.
  • Most homeless persons (360,867) were located in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs while 192,875 persons were unsheltered.
  • The number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined 5.4 percent since 2016 and 27 percent since 2010.
  • Veteran homelessness increased 1.5 percent (or 585 persons) since January 2016, primarily in California cities. Since 2010, however, Veteran homelessness declined nationally by 46 percent. On a single night in January 2017, 40,056 veterans were experiencing homelessness.
  • Chronic or long-term homelessness among individuals increased 12.2 percent over 2016 levels though declined by 18 percent (or 19,100 persons) since 2010.
  • The number of unaccompanied homeless youth and children in 2017 is estimated to be 40,799. This year, HUD and local communities launched a more intense effort to more accurately account for this important, difficult to count population. HUD will treat 2017 as a baseline year for purposes of tracking progress toward reducing youth homelessness.
Source: 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)—Part 1: Point-in-Time (PIT) Estimates of Homelessness