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
- 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.
- Washington had a 1% reduction in both total year round beds and all beds.
- 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.
- Florida lost 4% of its year around beds and 5% of ALL of its beds.
- 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.