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HOMELESS FACTS

HOMELESSNESS
IN ATLANTA

4,063*
The number of people without a home on any given night in Atlanta, sleeping in an emergency shelter or staying on the street

*Atlanta 2016 Point-In-Time Count

20%*
The percentage of Atlanta homeless who are women and children

*Atlanta 2016 Point-In-Time Count: 528 adult females/ 294 children

838*
The number of Atlanta’s homeless who are unsheltered and living on the streets

*Atlanta 2016 Point-In-Time Count

1005*
The number of homeless people housed by Open Doors in 2016

*Open Doors

0
ZERO! Our goal for the number of homeless in Atlanta

CAUSES OF
HOMELESSNESS

Poverty

Lack of Affordable
Housing

Foreclosure

Weakening Public
Assistance

Health Crisis

Domestic Violence

Mental Illness

Addiction Disorders

DOLLARS AND
SENSE OF
HOMELESSNESS

WHAT ATLANTA SPENDS ON CITY SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS – WHEN WE DON’T PROVIDE HOUSING*ESTIMATED POTENTIAL SAVINGS**
$37,000,000 FOR 5,270
HOMELESS INPATIENT STAYS
66% / $24.42 M
$24,000,000 FOR 26,352
HOMELESS ER VISITS
34% / $8.16 M
$1,800,000 FOR 17,944
HOMELESS JAIL STAYS
76% / $1.37 M
TOTAL COST SAVINGS$33.95 M

*Source for Atlanta spending: Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta City Detention Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Pathways Point-in -Time Count and Atlanta Homeless Registry/ Source for

**(based on a Denver study of 200 chronically homeless people who received permanent housing)