Homelessness & Housing Insecurity

Most Students with Insecure Housing are Doubled-up in a Home

Increasing rent or mortgage costs, foreclosure, loss of a job, or simply not having enough money to afford the high up- front costs of renting or buying are challenges that can force many families into living conditions they would not choose otherwise. Living doubled- or tripled-up due to economic constraints can place stress on personal relationships, housing stock, public services and infrastructure. When shared housing is not an option, the result can be homelessness. This indicator measures housing security in San Bernardino County by tracking the availability of rental assistance and public housing, and the number of public school students who are homeless or have insecure housing arrangements.