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Homelessness Infographic

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Facts About Homelessness
of homeless people have a significant mental health and/or a substance abuse issue that contributes to their inability to maintain housing
61%
Lack of Affordable Housing
Is one of the primary causes of homelessness - 20% of all renter households are paying over half their income for housing
Homelessness Has High Costs for Taxpayers
Hospitals, police, fire, ambulance, emergency shelters, prisons, jails and nursing homes are all high cost ways to deal with homelessness
Homelessness in our Community
1848
the number of homeless children enrolled in school in Peoria, Tazewell, Fulton and Woodford Counties in the 2016-2017 school year
329
the number of homeless people identified by a point in time count conducted in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford & Fulton Counties in January, 2016
1 in 5
21% of the homeless are between the ages 18-24 and are classifed as homeless youth
Permanent Supportive  Housing Is...
Housing Combined with Supportive Services
Mental health, substance abuse, employment and other support services tailored to individual or family needs
The Most Effective Way to End Homelessness
Because of supportive services provided, individuals and families achieve stability and maintain their housing.  97% of those housed by SSOC do not return to homelessness
The Most Efficient Way to End Homelessness
Costs less than 1/3 of expensive emergency services
South Side Office of Concern (SSOC)                         Leading the Way in Ending Homelessness
Largest Provider of Supportive Housing in the Area
148 units for for homeless individuals, families and veterans
Outreach Program
Helping homeless families and individuals find safe housing, meet 
daily living needs, and access services to improve their lives.
Ending Veteran Homelessness
Housing more homeless veterans than any other organization in our community
South Side Office of Concern 202 NE Madison Avenue Peoria, IL  61602
Phone:  309/674-7310 Fax:  309/674-9652 www.ssocpeoria.org