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Homeless Population

Description: 

A person is considered homeless who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence. The number of people who are homeless has increased since the economic downturn due in part to high unemployment and a record breaking number of foreclosures. In other cases, domestic violence causes people to seek safety in shelters. Presently, families is the fastest growing homeless category both nationally and in Arizona.  

Data Source: 

Maricopa County Association of Governments (MAG), Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness: http://www.mag.maricopa.gov/detail.cms?item=11645

Arizona Department of Economic Security, Annual Point-in-Time Shelter Count:
https://www.azdes.gov/intranet.aspx?menu=34&id=2348

Data Quality Comments: 

iconTotal Unsheltered Homeless Population in Maricopa County

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Visualization Notes:

These numbers reflect a point-in-time count of homeless people seen on the streets the day the count was conducted and do not include people staying in shelters, doubled up, or not seen that day.


iconArizona Sheltered Homeless Population Count, 2009

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Visualization Notes:

These numbers reflect a point-in-time count of people in shelters. They do not include unsheltered homeless people.


Data Source

Maricopa County Association of Governments (MAG), Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness: http://www.mag.maricopa.gov/detail.cms?item=11645

Arizona Department of Economic Security, Annual Point-in-Time Shelter Count:
https://www.azdes.gov/intranet.aspx?menu=34&id=2348