The primary purpose of this report is to provide key findings and related recommendations based upon the information gathered through the “City of Upland 2012 Homeless Count and Survey.” The results of the Homeless Count and Survey provide the City of Upland and its community stakeholders with information that serves as the basis for three (3) important goals:
- Understanding the nature and extent of the current trends in homelessness in
- Responding to the unmet needs and gaps in services for homeless individuals
and families in Upland
- Developing local community strategies to meet the goal of eradicating
homelessness in this community over the coming years.
The homeless count revealed that there are 159 persons who are homeless in the City
on a given day consisting of 115 (72%) adults and 44 (28%) children that make-up 110
households. Of these persons, 92 or 58% were unsheltered, and 67 or 42% were
sheltered in emergency shelter and transitional housing programs.
Of the 115 adults encountered:
- 73 (63%) were male and 42 (37%) were female
- 57 (49%) were White, 24 (21%) were Latino, 21 (18%) were African American, 3
(3%) were Asian and 3 were Native American and 7 (6%) were identified as
- 30 (26%) were between the ages of 50-61, 29 (25%) were between 40-49, 27
(24%) were between 30-39, 11 (10%) were between 25-29 and another 11
between 18-24 and 6 (5%) were between 62-69
- 33 (29%) had children living with them.
Results of the homeless survey revealed the following subpopulation information for unsheltered adults:
1. 61% are chronically homeless
2. 41% have physical disabilities;
3. 39% are substance abusers;
4. 37% have chronic health conditions;
5. 30% were released from a correctional institution during the 12 months prior to the survey;
6. 22% are victims of domestic violence;
7. 20% are veterans;
8. 17% have mental health issues;
9. 13% have developmental disabilities.
Other survey findings for unsheltered adults included:
10. 72% consider themselves a resident of Upland and 78% of those who consider themselves a resident have two or more specific ties to this community
11. 24% work part-time and 6% work full-time;
12. 30% have no monthly income;
13. 28% stated that the primary reason they became homeless was due to personal reasons that largely included divorce, domestic violence, and death of a spouse or parents; 15% stated as a result of loss of job; and 11% stated as a result of an injury and/or disability