4,025 homeless in state
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 21, 2017) — The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has released the results of the 2017 K-Count, a “point-in-time” count of homeless Kentuckians living on the streets, in emergency shelters, or other temporary housing programs in the Balance of State (118 counties outside of Fayette and Jefferson) during a single night. Due to separate funding streams, Louisville and Lexington conduct their own counts.
The count, conducted on Jan. 25, identified 4,025 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness across the state. KHC is responsible for coordinating the count of persons experiencing homelessness for the Kentucky Balance of State (BoS)—118 counties outside of Fayette and Jefferson.
Louisville-Jefferson County identified 1,034 persons, Lexington-Fayette County identified 1,051, and the BoS identified 1,940.
Of the 1,940 reported in the BoS, 27 percent were unsheltered, 55 percent were in emergency shelters, and 18 percent were in transitional housing programs.
Among youth, age 24 or younger, 135 identified as unaccompanied, which means they were living without an adult member of the household age 25 or older and without a child in their care. Among the same age group (24 and under), 42 persons identified as parenting youth, which means they have at least one child in their care and are living without an adult member of the household age 25 or older.