Poverty Resources from the census. Contains links to poverty statistics from the Current Population Survey, Annual Social Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), American Community Survey (ACS), Decennial Census, Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).
Respondents from Monterey County, California, shelters, hospitals, prisons, and outdoor areas were queried through telephone and face-to-face interviews. Major areas of investigation focused on respondents' residential histories, forms of personal identification, veteran status, sources of income, employment histories, informal support systems and relationships, nutrition, daily activities, physical health problems, emotional problems, alcohol or drug abuse problems, legal/criminal histories, safety concerns, and experiences with social services. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, ethnicity, education, marital status, employment status, place of birth, and income.
NSHAPC was conducted to provide updated information on homeless assistance programs and the clients who use them to federal agencies responsible for administering homeless assistance programs and to other interested parties. The data are national in scope, and the survey is the first to gather through one effort a wide range of information relevant to the missions of the federal sponsors. NSHAPC was not conducted to produce a count of homeless persons. NSHAPC was conducted under the direction of the Interagency Council on the Homeless.
The Homeless and Transient Population study examines the prevalence of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among members of the homeless and transient population aged 12 and older in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Statistical Area (DC MSA). The sample frame included respondents from shelters, soup kitchens and food banks, major cluster encampments, and literally homeless people. Data from the questionnaires include history of homelessness, living arrangements and population movement, tobacco, drug, and alcohol use, consequences of use, treatment history, illegal behavior and arrest, emergency room treatment and hospital stays, physical and mental health, pregnancy, insurance, employment and finances, and demographics. Drug specific data include age at first use, route of administration, needle use, withdrawal symptoms, polysubstance use, and perceived risk.