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Transcript of HOMELESSNESS
DEFINITION OF HOMELESSNESS
A temporary condition that people fall into when they cannot afford to pay for a place to live, or when their current home is unsafe or unstable.
Differences within Populations
On a single night in January 2013, 610,042 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States.
TYPES OF HOMELESSNESS
CAUSES OF HOMELESSNESS
Recessions and Depressions
Stock market crashes
Diagnosed or Undiagnosed
3 Major Event Theory
Maranda McArthur | Emily Carpenter
Recent presence in the media around Oregon:
Oregonian "Homeless Crisis"
Potentially Preventable Deaths
Corvallis in comparison
Local variety of available resources
On campus resources
An estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless.
-An estimated 3 million people are homeless
-An estimated 15,000 people are homeless in Buenos Aires
-4,500 of the 15,000 are children
100,000 people sleep on
the streets every night
Women and Children are the fastest growing group of those who are homeless in Canada
An estimated 25,296 people are homeless in Japan
An estimated 5 million people are homeless in Russia
An estimated 1 million children are homeless in Russia
In Portland, Oregon there is a higher percentage of long-term homeless men and women sleeping outside than almost anywhere in the United States.
Quick Review of the 4 types of homelessness as discussed in class with Kari of Community Outreach. 1) Chronically, 2) Families, 3) Veterans, 4) Youth.
Each individual experiencing different types of homelessness have different needs to help them to get back on their feet and be self-sufficient again. Youth are often the ost challenging group to reach.
There are many different contributing factors to homelessness from debt to health problems.
KATU article on McMinnville homeless camp in a church parking lot, that was being regulated by the church being shut down by the end of March. This is because the city has said that the camp violates zoning laws. Locals feel that this shut down will only make the problem worse as its removing the only sense of stability that some of these individuals have.
Oregonian Article on the "Homeless Crisis" discussing the failure of the federal ten year plan to end homelessness. Portland homelessness is to a greater degree than many other areas in the U.S., this is partially attributable to houselessness. Illegal camping has become the new normal in Portland because there is a lack of affordable housing.
Several deaths mentioned in the media in the last month that, while we do not know the circumstances, could have possibly been prevented had the individual not been homeless, had better access to medical care, etc.
Corvallis has one of the leading social service programs in the state, not to say that there aren't excellent resources elsewhere. One of the biggest problems in the Portland area is how overwhelmed the system is. There are simply not enough resources to go around.
Large variety of local resources - Community Outreach, Jackson Street, CARDV, and more
On campus resources - OSU Human Services Resource Center (HSRC). College students are a vulnerable population due to financial instability. HSRC provides resources and contacts to students having housing problems or facing eviction or homelessness. Also manages the emergency food pantry and provides a student health subsidy to help students access campus health services.