The Reno Area Alliance for the Homeless (RAAH) conducts an annual Point-in-Time count (required every 2 years) of homeless individuals across Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. The effort includes a “street” count of the homeless, an online survey of homeless service providers, a motel count of individual and families living at local motels, and interviews with homeless individuals living on the street, in motels or in shelters. The Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP) conducts the annual Point-in-Time count survey of homeless youth. Those interested in more specific data are encouraged to contract RAAH or NYEP directly.
- *Washoe County identified 135 adult males and 11 adult females in 2007 being held in the county detention facility and determined that they had no fixed address.
- **The Children in Transition Program (number of children in school identified as homeless during the year); reflects data as of January starting 2013; 2018 doesn’t include foster students
- ***In 2015, 14 children were counted as part of the youth count (14 of 73 youth surveyed were unsheltered)
- ****2018 motel count lower due to changes in number of available motels
- *****Seniors 55+ beginning 2017
Total persons in 2010 includes 102 counted at “tent city” including 73 males, 29 females with 4 of 102 identifying self as seniors; 2011 total includes 72 counted on the street and 103 who completed surveys
All teen youth in 2010; ages 15-17 in 2011; 2 < 18-years + 15 ages 18-24 in 2012; 1 < 18-years + 1-youth in 2013; 15:43 youth surveyed in 2014 were unsheltered
Plus “tent city” in 2010; plus Safe Ground in 2011; 2016 found 5 camps with occupants + 8 unoccupied + 6 abandoned; 2017 camps identified the day before the count by law enforcement
204 total in 2010 (with 179 individuals and family members for emergency shelter) turned away or placed on a waiting list for that night
2012 includes 23 pregnant women; 2013 includes 12 pregnant; motel count percentages–2014=80%, 2015=71%, 2016=93%, 2017=98%
90 families counted in 2012
2010 emergency shelter included 71 out of 412 in overflow; 2015 included 70:454; 2016 included 110:452; 2017 included 163:550