Who is homeless?

Anyone not having a permanent place to live or living in a place not intended to be permanent (shelter, motel, car, abandoned buildings). 

Columbus has more than 1,500 people who are considered homeless on any given night

◦12% are considered ‘chronically homeless’ 

◦14% are veterans 

◦21% are families

◦24% are female (and trend is on the rise) 

◦48% have a disability

1 in every 32 students in the Muscogee County School District is homeless