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Analysis and Summary of Health Risk information about Abilene Community
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According to the 2010 census, Abilene’s population was 117,063. This is close to the number that Hope Haven Incorporation indicates as the total population of the city. Hope Haven indicates that the total population of Abilene city is approximately 125,000 people. …
From this population, the approximate number of people considered homeless is 625-1,875 per night. This is based on a formulae used by Housing and Urban Development to determine the number of homeless people in an area. Housing and Urban Development uses 0.5%-1.5% of the overall population to determine the number of homeless people. Local homeless population in Abilene has been determined to be around 1000 people. Hope Haven Incorporation confirms that the number of homeless people served and turned away every year is approximately 1000 (AHHI, n.d). Homelessness in Abilene is different from that observed in urban areas considering the living conditions and even the race. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, in urban areas, most homeless people are African-American males. The definition of homelessness by the federal government and the perception of homelessness by the people also affect the face of homelessness in Abilene. Abilene is a semi-rural city with white single males as most of its homeless people. ...
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