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Facts about homelessness:

  • Since 1988, Community LINC has served 3,791 families with 11,320 individuals, including 8,205 children with shelter or programming.
  • A research study of the families who left for permanent housing from 2008-2013 showed that 94% did not become homeless again.
  • In 2013, 97% of residents were no longer literally homeless and 75% found permanent homes and 21% left to share housing with family and friends.
  • 2013 was the best year since 2007 for increases in client taxable income and for the percent of families exiting above the poverty level. The decrease in dependence on public assistance exceeded even 2007. 
  • If all of the families sustained their increases in income from 2007 to 2013 and decreased dependence on public assistance since they exited, the cumulative economic impact is an astounding $4M in ADDITIONAL taxable income and $1M LESS in public assistance going to these families. Total taxable income is even higher.
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  • ​Missouri families account for 52% of homeless people, yet the national average is 37%. 
  • The estimated wait time for subsidized housing in Kansas City is an average of 1-3 years.
  • The wage needed to afford fair market rent is nearly double minimum wage.
  • The Housing First approach is a proven cost-effective solution to homelessness nationally.

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