Tuesday, January 7, 2020

UPDATE: State Table, Homeless Inventory Bed Counts, Changes, and Change Ranks 2018-2019.

 Update: I inadvertently left out rapid rehousing bed counts in the subtotal of permanently affordable year round housing bed counts. Adding those counts increased the national permanent year round bed subtotal by 36,790 beds in 2018 and 39,854 beds in 2019. In the revised PDF file I highlighted in red the columns that changed—all other counts remain the same, including counts of your round beds and total beds.

While we wait for HUD to get around publishing the full 2018 homeless reports, I downloaded 2018-2019 housing inventory reports and compiled a 6 page table that includes for each state:
  • Seasonal Bed Inventory
  • Overflow Bed Inventory
  • Year round Permanent Housing Bed Inventory
  • Total Year round Bed Inventory
  • Total Bed Inventory
I then show the % and numerical 2018-2019 change for each category, and a state high to low ranking based on the % bed inventory change from 2018-2019.  Change cells shaded in green indicate that the state % increase in that bed inventory category is HIGHER than the national increase in that bed inventory category.

  1. Oregon had the 5th highest % change in total year round beds (10%) AND total bed inventory (11%). That compares to a US year round bed inventory change of 2% and a 1% total bed inventory change. Oregon's % increase in ALL bed inventory categories was higher than the national average % increase for each category.
  2. Washington had a 1% reduction in both total year round beds and all beds. 
  3. California accounted for more than half of the total US change in year round bed inventory- 7,486 additional beds vs 14,764 additional year round beds nationwide; this means that Californian added more year round beds than the other 49 states and territories combined.
  4. Florida lost 4% of its year around beds and 5% of ALL of its beds.  
  5. Nationally, there was a small net loss of both seasonal (-30) and overflow beds (-1,905), including a drop in California of 1,388 seasonal beds  and 61 overflow beds. 

PDF is HERE and embedded below:

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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