Socioeconomic Health: Causes of Homelessness
Disclaimer: The data represented on these pages was compiled and analyzed for Benton County's 2012 Health Status Report.
More recent demographic data is available at the census website.
Community Health Assessments are conducted every 3-5 years. The 2017 report is available here.
The five major causes of homelessness in Benton County are unemployment, drug/alcohol in self, could not afford rent, mental or emotional disorder and kicked out by family/friends.
- Oregon Housing & Community Services. (2011) One Night Homeless Count. Benton County Report. http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/RA_2011_Point_In_Time_Homeless_Counts.shtml
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