Good morning! Carole Ferguson here. I'll be helping to cover the event, typing in what Lloyd Pendleton has to say. A long line is forming outside and there's a sense of growing excitement about what we will learn today.
And you can share your ideas and thoughts during the presentation and afterward by using the hashtag #ShastaHousing
Pendleton: Going to share what he did and how he did it, and how we can do it here.
Pendleton says there are many different reasons people are homeless. And there are many views of homeless.
Pendleton: you have to find the most effective intervention and make that happen. Community may say it doesn't have resources, but it's matter of how you use what you have.
Pendleton: Your view will change today. We all bring bias and perspective.
There will be conflict. But without that you won't get energy to make change.
Data shows that county has 0.03 percent of Redding's population is homeless.
Oops, read that wrong. We have 0.03 percent of nation's total population.
in 2015 Shasta County homeless count, we had 347 unsheltered homeless. That is more than half of the homeless counted.
In Utah, it had 226 people unsheltered in the entire state. Or 7.5 percent of its homeless population.
Utah has empty shelter beds.
Utah took them out of shelter and put them into housing instead.
We think that's great, so no one has to be on streets: Pendleton
80 percent of homeless pop. is temporarily homeless.
They go to the shelter, live in their car, get some help and get off streets.
Interventions are different for temp. homeless and the chronically homeless.
I analyze the numbers to see what communities need to do.
We have 1.2 percent of Shasta County that are homeless. That's high, he says.