Housing, Homeless, Low-Income & Poverty
- 1,033 homeless individuals, or a total of 772 households including families with children, adult-only families, and other households were reported in a 2015 one-day count of the homeless. (Missing the Foundation, SRHD, 2015)
- 16.2% of all people in Spokane County, between 18 and 64 years old, fell below the poverty line in 2013. (2015 Market Fact Book, Journal of Business)
- One out of 4 homeless persons is a child.
- Families with children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, now accounting for up to 40%.
- Approximately 3.5 million people experience homelessness over the course
of a given year, and 1.35 million of them are children.
(Source: Family Promise of Spokane, U.S. statistics, 2016)
- Poverty in America. The
poverty level is up again for the 4th year in a row. There are now more
poor people in America than at any time since the census records
started 52 years ago. More than 46 million Americans were living in
poverty in 2010—more than 15% of American households. Nearly 50 million
Americans (16.3% of all households) do not have health insurance. (NBC
Nightly News, September 12, 2010)
- Spokane Community Resource Help:
- DSHS Home and Community Services
Food, Cash, Medical assistance
Dept. of Social and Health Services - Washington State
(509) 227-2200 North Office
(509) 227-2500 Central Office, 1313 N. Maple Street
(509) 227-2400 Southwest Office
(509) 227-2700 Valley Office, 8517 E. Trent Ave, Ste 202
- Spokane Homeless Coalition
A group of representatives from Spokane's homeless agencies
Join us the 1st Thursday of every month
at the Gathering House
733 W. Garland Ave.
Monthly meeting runs from 9:00 - 10:30 am