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.
• In January 2014, 578,424 people were homeless
on a given night. Most (69 percent) were
staying in residential programs for homeless
people, and the rest (31 percent) were found in
• In January 2014, 84,291 individuals and 15,143 people in families were chronically homeless.
• Nearly one-quarter of all homeless people were children under the age of 18 (23 percent or 135,701). Ten percent (or 58,601) were between the ages of 18 and 24, and 66 percent (or 384,122) were 25 years or older.
• There were 45,205 unaccompanied homeless children and youth on a single night in 2014. Most (86 percent or 38,931) were youth between the ages of 18 and 24, and 14 percent (or 6,274) were children under the age of 18.
• There were 216,261 homeless people in families on a single night in January 2014, accounting for 37 percent of all homeless people.
• In January 2014, 49,933 veterans were homeless on a single night. Just fewer than 10 percent (4,722) were women.
Source: The 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress