Frequently Asked Questions
How many people are homeless in Kings County?
There are 305 people experiencing homelessness. 233 live in the City of Hanford
Who are the people experiencing homelessness in Kings County?
- 54% are Men
- 46% are Women
- 24% with Children
- 76% without Children
- 28 people are Veterans
- 95 people have a disability
- 18 are unaccompanied Youth
Why does a person become homeless?
People become homeless for a variety of reasons:
- Lack of affordable housing
- Physical/mental illness or disability
- Substance abuse
- Job loss or decline in income
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Prison release
- Downturn in the economy
- Changes and cuts in public assistance programs
- Family deterioration/abandonment
- Years of institutional living (mental health, drug treatment, prison, foster care, etc.)
Do the men and women who stay at Kings Gospel Mission have to work?
- Women – Thrift Processing
- Men – Drop-offs/Pick-ups, Housing Repairs, Alley Cleaning, Downtown Pressure Washing Crew, or at one of our Recycling Centers.