Reality check, once again South Carolina finds itself ranking at the top where no one wants to be. In a 2015 Assessment report given to Congress it shows the Percentage rate of homeless in the United States. In-spite Governor Nikki Haley’s claim of jobs the Percentage rate of South Carolina population became homeless in 2015 outpacing other states. While South Carolina in 2015 has only a population of 4,625,364 and New York has a population of 19,378,102, the percentage of South Carolina residents became homeless.
The study was performed during winter in what they consider the coldest nights of winter. South Carolina floods happened in October, several months after data was taken. Winter which began on December 21, this data year after year has been taken in January 2015. I added this information for anyone who thinks the floods have something to do with the percentage of South Carolina residents becoming Homeless.
I stress the word percentage, because I’ve seen from prior blog comments made on Twitter how some confused looking at a number versus the percentage rate. To compare states you have to use percentages. To compare small states to big ones you must take a percentage.
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Technical Guidance: Understanding the Chronic Homeless Definition (cont.)
Understanding the Chronic Homeless Definition 1. What is the Federal government’s definition of a chronically homeless person? HUD adopted the Federal definition which defines a chronically homeless person as “either (1) an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.” This definition is adopted by HUD from a federal standard that was arrived upon through collective decision making by a team of federal agencies including HUD, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
The information you see below comes from the The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentbOFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT