Homelessness in America
We at Tiny Villages Inc. want to become part of the solution: providing housing for those who cannot afford it and treating the causes of homelessness at their source.
The following information is based off of 2022 Statistics, provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Definition: 1 adult and 1 child >18
Representing 40% of the unhoused population
Average Family-Size: 3.2 People
Average Composition: 1 female parent and 2 children
Definition: 1 person who has been unhoused for longer than a year or repeatedly, while struggling with a disabling condition including serious mental illness, substance use disorder or physical disability
Representing 22% of the unhoused population
Youth and Young Adults
Youth Definition: 1 person under the age of 17, unhoused without a legal guardian
Young Adult Definition: 1 person under the age of 25
Representing 5% of the unhoused population
Definition: 1 person over the age of 25
Representing 33% of the unhoused population
Race is a significant and undeniable factor in homelessness in America. Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people are disproportionately affected by homelessness compared to their representation in the population. Current and historic systemic racism, poverty, and discrimination affect education, criminal history and employment opportunities for people of color, causing them to be at a much higher risk for homelessness. Additionally, racism and discrimination can cause severe trauma and mental health issues that can further contribute to homelessness.