Who is homeless?
Anyone not having a permanent place to live or living in a place not intended to be permanent (shelter, motel, car, abandoned buildings).
Columbus has more than 1,500 people who are considered homeless on any given night
◦12% are considered ‘chronically homeless’
◦14% are veterans
◦21% are families
◦24% are female (and trend is on the rise)
◦48% have a disability
1 in every 32 students in the Muscogee County School District is homeless