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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

School numbers:

  • 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.

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