Statistics on Homelessness in DuPage County
Child poverty rate in DuPage County (1): 10.5%
DuPage County residents who live in poverty (1): 72,895 residents, or 7.9% of DuPage County residents
DuPage County residents who live in extreme poverty (2): 27,540 residents
Fair market monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in DuPage County (3): $1,176
Number of hours needed to work, per week, at minimum age to afford rent (3): 110 hours
Unemployment rate in DuPage County as of April 2016 (4): 5.1%
1 Heartland Alliance, www.heartlandalliance.org
2 Social Impact Research Center Report on Illinois Poverty, January 2015, http://www.ilpovertyreport.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PR15_Report_FINAL.pdf
3 National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2016, http://nlihc.org/oor
4 Illinois Department of Employment Security's Local Area Unemployment Statistics http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Local%20Area%20Unemployment%20Statistics%20LAUS/countymap.pdf
One Night survey
A One Night survey conducted on January 28, 2016 indicated that 642 persons in DuPage County were homeless on that night. This is an increase from 625 in 2014.
204 persons in emergency shelter
438 persons in transitional housing
50 of the sheltered persons were chronically homeless
There were 80 youth between the ages of 18-24 in shelter or transitional housing on that night.
The total unsheltered population increased 3%, from 29 to 30 individuals.
For more complete information please see the 2015 Homeless Populations Chart. The next Homeless Count is scheduled for January 2016.
Source: DuPage County Continuum, www.dupagehomeless.org
Bridge Communities is a program that transforms lives of homeless families. Surveys completed in 2015 show that, one year after graduating from the Bridge program:
- 100% of graduates maintained stable housing
- 94% of graduates maintained stable employment