Homeless in San Antonio

Homeless in San Antonio

CAUSES OF HOMELESSNESS IN SAN ANTONIO (provided by SAMMinistries)

Lack of affordable housing

Low paying jobs

Mental illness and the lack of needed services

Substance abuse and the lack of needed services

Domestic violence

Poverty

Unemployment

Large family households

FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS (provided by SAMMinistries)

On any given day, there are 4,000 homeless men, women and children in San Antonio.

70% of homeless have been homeless over 1 year

31% are families with children

66% are single men or women

3% are unaccompanied youth

48% are Hispanic

32% are Anglo

19% are African American

20% are employed

15% are underemployed

16% are severely mentally ill

12% have substance abuse problems

12% are veterans

As a side note on the homelessness, due the large number of young children who are homeless, the average age of a homeless person in San Antonio is… 9 years old.

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