2009 Point in Time Survey Highlights Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness
Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Advisory Council Service Area Covers the same geography as the Regional Commission service area (less Franklin County and Rocky Mount)
On January 25, 2009 597 Homeless Adults and Children Needed Shelter
“. A very scary feeling wondering if you will always live this way; economy makes things even scarier” Homeless person comment 2009 PIT interview
240 Participated in Survey • Of the 597 people experiencing homelessness only 240 elected to participate in the survey. • Consistent with prior years practice, no children under the age of 18 participated in the survey
Homeless Comments • Without housing, stress multiplies on itself.. • Sad that jobs are so scarce where you can’t find a job. • We can be responsible and accountable if things are affordable and livable.
Methodology • The procedures used to collect information for this Point in Time Survey were consistent with those used in prior surveys • Homeless clients were interviewed by agency staff, the Homeless Assistance Team and other volunteers • 100% of Shelters elected to participate in this survey
This report was prepared by the Council of Community Services and made possible by the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness