Changing Face of Homelessness
In San Angelo, Tx, the images of homelessness — sunken-cheeked men railing against imaginary voices — now include the family next door.
- Hardworking men and women who, for the first time in their lives, are unable to support themselves and their families.
- Children experiencing developmental delays because they don’t have a steady place to call home.
- Single mothers with their children who are who are fleeing their homes because of domestic violence.
- Veterans who return home to battle addiction and mental illness.
- Men and women with disabilities whose benefits barely provide enough to meet basic needs.
2014 Point In Time Homeless Survey Results
- 90 homeless individuals on January 23, 2014
- 144 SAISD students living in ‘unstable living environments’ on January 23, 2014
- 1 in 400 will face homelessness in San Angelo in the course of a year due to:
- Medical emergency
- Car accident
- Death of a breadwinner
- Rising cost of rentals relative to income
- Loss of employment
- Substance abuse and mental illness
- No extended family or friends in the area to help
From 2011 U.S. Census Data (San Angelo MSA)
- 4, 671 Households w/50% or More of Income Going To Housing Cost (11.1% of San Angelo MSA)
- 3,441 Female householder w/children, no husband present (8.2% of San Angelo MSA)
- 4,587 Households w/Public Assistance Income or SNAP (10.9% of San Angelo MSA)
San Angelo Industries Paying Less Than Living Wage
San Angelo industries providing wages that are below the living wage for one adult supporting one child ($36,564)
- Protective Service
- Food Preparation and Serving Related
- Building and Grounds Cleaning and maintenance
- Personal care and Services
- Sales and Related
- Office and Administrative Support
- Farming, Fishing and Forestry
- Construction and Extraction
- Transportation and Material Moving