Quick Facts about Homelessness in Central Oregon
On a single night in January 2017:
- 1455 people experienced homelessness or were at-risk of homelessness in Central Oregon, meaning they were living in a shelter, were unsheltered, were living in a hotel/motel, or were temporarily staying with family or friends.
- 57% of people reported they were last stably housed in Central Oregon, meaning they had became homeless while a resident of Central Oregon.
- 59% of people cited economic reasons as the cause of their homelessness or housing instability.
- 80% of people reported that they were covered by health insurance and most (75%) said they were able to access healthcare in the past year if they needed it.
- Sheltered & Unsheltered:
- 778 people experienced “literal” homelessness – that is, 224 were living in shelters and 548 were living unsheltered, outdoors or in a place unfit for human habitation
- There was a 31% increase in “literal” homelessness in 2017 compared to 2015.
- 70% (548) of people experiencing homelessness were unsheltered.