Covering the Homeless Continuum of Care of Berkshire, Franklin, and Hampshire Counties
We've launched a Winter Shelter Dashboard! The aim is to provide vital information to stakeholders and staff regarding shelter operations, utilization and priority populations. The attached downloadable report has additional indicators (beyond what is displayed in the dashboard). Updated monthly through May.
Two racial disparities reports have recently been completed: one examining racial disparities between all homeless persons in our region and persons in the general population; and one focused on young adults.
Overall findings indicated that homelessness disproportionately impacts persons of color when comparing the population of persons who are homeless with the general population of our region.
Yet when comparing our homeless population with those living in deep poverty, the disparity persists only for persons who are Latinx/Hispanic.