On any given night in the United States, 610,042 people experience homelessness, according to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, where the agency looked at a single night in January 2013 and estimated the number of homeless in this country.
If the numbers are accurate, nearly 400,000 people a night rely on the services of shelters and transitional housing. That is a lot of people to feed, shelter and care for on a daily basis. In regards to furnishings and fixtures, shelters often times rely on thrift store products or discarded and donated items. Products of this kind often cannot handle the continuous use found in these environments. Also, the products are not suited to combat the hygienic challenges that shelters often face.
To assist shelters and transitional housing environments looking to invest wisely in their facility and create a residential feel inside their walls, this white paper will investigate in great detail what shelters should look for in furniture. Click here to download our Proper Furnishings for Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities White Paper.