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.
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
The State of Homelessness in America Reports (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
LA County Homeless Initiative
LA Homeless Services Authority: Homeless Count Reports