Total: 16,947 Georgia Homeless The typical homeless person in metro-Atlanta is:
- Between the ages of 36 and 45 years
- Cited alcohol or drug use and unemployment as the primary cause of homelessness
- Had trouble obtaining food, water, and transportation on a daily basis
- Has been homeless for less than a year
On any given night approximately 7,000 Atlanta’s’ are homeless.
Some Additional Facts about Homelessness *
- The median monthly income for people who are homeless is $367, less than half the federal poverty level for a single adult.
- In 14 states and 69 metropolitan areas, the entire maximum Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits do not cover the Fair Market Rent for a one-bedroom apartment and no state in the nation offers SSI income equal to the federal minimum wage.
- The average adult man who is homeless is in his late 30s. Minorities, in particular African Americans, are overrepresented among people who are homeless and have a mental illness.
- 90 percent of people who are homeless have prior work histories, and 15 percent to 20 percent currently have jobs.
- 51% of homeless are African American, 42% are White, and the remaining respondents were Multi-Racial, Native American, or Asian.
- About 10% of the homeless respondents were also veterans.
- Transitional Housing – 28%
- Emergency Shelters – 41%
- Unsheltered – 31%
Who among them will be willing to participate in finding a solution?
- Educated homeless males (African Americans)
- Low income women, living in shelters. (African Americans)
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