FACTS AND STATS
About Homelessness in our Area
In Adams County, the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,227. In order to afford this, a household must earn at least $49,080 a year.
To afford a $1,227/month rental, a single wage earner would need to be paid $23.60/hour to live comfortably & a mininum wage worker must work 112 hours per week to afford the same rental. For more info, go to MIT's Living Wage Calculator.
For the last three years the top three reasons given for homelessness in Adams County are:
1. Losing a job/unemployment
2. Housing costs are too high
3. Family/relationship breakup
According to the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative's Point in Time Survey, 62% of those homeless in Adams County are families with children