Homelessness and Housing Locally: The Facts
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Schools and FPDC): Hotels, homeless shelter, car, couch surfing, etc.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD- Section 8): Homeless shelter, car, or truly unsheltered outside
136 students were identified as homeless in Davie County Schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
There has been a 98% increase in students experiencing homelessness in our hometown since the 2009-2010 school year.
The current waitlist for a Section 8 voucher is 3-5 years. If you are considered homeless by HUD, the waitlist is 3-6 months.
The average hotel costs $250 per week (~$1,000 per month).
Almost every apartment complex in our community has a waitlist.
In Davie County, 24% of households (~3,827) are cost burdened.
In Davie County, the average two-bedroom fair market rental costs $729/month.
In Davie County, a person working full-time at minimum wage can typically only afford $377/month.
In Davie County, a person working a minimum wage job would need to work 77 hours/week to afford a two-bedroom fair market rental.
To afford a two-bedroom fair market rental in Davie County, a person needs to make $14.02/hour.
The current waitlist for a DSS childcare voucher is ~1 year.
Average monthly childcare costs are:
$862 per month for infants (0-1 year old)
$823 per month for 2 year old
$814 per month for toddlers (3-5 years old)
$481 per month for before and/or after school care (includes out of school days care) for school age children
$641 per month for full-time summer/track out/school closure only (B/A not needed)
There are not any second or third shift daycares in Davie County currently.