Washtenaw County’s Homeless Population: A Descriptive Analysis of the 2005 Point-in-Time Survey of Homeless Persons

June 2006
Stacy Ebron, Sarah Haradon, and Robin Phinney

In early 2005, Washtenaw County, Michigan administered its second annual Point-in-Time
Homeless Survey, designed to collect information on all sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons residing within Washtenaw County at a single point in time. This report describes the characteristics of 374 homeless individuals on the night of the survey. The report presents basic demographic information for these individuals and describes individual pathways to  homelessness, use of housing facilities, degrees of homelessness, and barriers to achieving stable housing.