Homeless Facts

See how many people are effected by homeless ness in our state.

Homeless Facts

Today’s homeless population includes men, women, children and families. With your help, homeless or hungry men, women and children in the Apache Junction area can find hope at Genesis Project..

  1. 82,000 Arizonans are receiving emergency food boxes a week in Arizona.
  2. More than 14,000 Arizonans experience homelessness each day.
  3. 30% of Arizona’s homeless population are children and teens.
  4. In one year, the working poor in Arizona have seen a 10% increase in costs to maintain basic living necessities such as food, shelter and clothing.
  5. Almost 50% of the homeless are women, children or families.
  6. The fastest growing segment of the homeless population is families with children.
  7. 43% of children living in homeless families are under the age of 6.
  8. 16% of the single adult population suffers from some form of severe or persistent mental illness.
  9. At least 40% of the adult homeless population has an addiction disorder.
  10. 23% of homeless men are US veterans.