Nimby Assessment

Demographics of Target Population

The following are key demographic characteristics of the population being served by the project:

Who will the project serve? Single homeless adults, many of whom have disabilities.

How are they homeless? All are making the transition to permanent housing from shelters or the street.

Are they members of a protected class? Yes. These individuals are persons with disabilities. The individuals with substance abuse disorders are in treatment. Many have mental illnesses or are dually diagnosed.

"Protected classes" are groups that are protected by fair housing laws from discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions. In particular, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs, services, and activities provided or made available by public entities, including state and local public housing, housing assistance, and housing referrals. More information on fair housing is available in the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity section of the HUD website.

What are their income sources? Most are receiving Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Veteran's Affairs (VA) benefits.

Are there legal status concerns? No—all of the prospective tenants are U.S. citizens.

What is their household composition? Single adults.

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