Saturday, April 24, 2010

Homeless in Vehicles

How many homeless people live in vehicles?

a. 5 percent
b. 12 percent
c. 32 percent
d. 59 percent

d. 59 percent. Most of the temporary homeless live in their car—the “middle class” of the homeless set. When someone loses their housing, they make sure they retain their vehicle and live in that. Most of these who have vehicles also keep up their registration and insurance, making that a priority. These are also those who get off the street the quickest, as they are better able to take advantage of services offered them. Perhaps 10-15 percent of those who attend Anawim live in vehicles.

No comments: