-Each year in the City of Albany, between 2000-4000 people are homeless, with several hundred of them sleeping outside on the streets.


-The overwhelming reason why people are homeless is poverty:  lack of a decent minimum wage; a lack of affordable housing; lack of adequate welfare allowances for housing; lack of health insurance; and welfare reform.


-There are women and children who end up homeless; people who work full-time jobs and can't afford housing; runaway and throwaway youth; individuals with a mental illness; and individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol.


-Approximately 1/3 of the homeless population are veterans.


-HAC's $500,000 annual budget relies heavily on the support of the public through donations.  Over $75,000 must be raised each year in donations!  Over 95% of our annual budget goes directly toward helping the people we serve.