There are 62 people currently living on the Albany Bulb.
Of those 62 people, 36 have no income, whatsoever.
18 receive SSI or SSDI.
8 people, are on General Assistance, unemployment, have a job or receive money from other sources.
Bear in mind that BFHP has told multiple residents that they are giving priority to people who already have an income.
There are 39 men And 23 women.
Of the SSI/SSDI recipients: 6 are women, 12 are men.
There are 35 people suffering from at least one (non-alcohol/substance related) disability, each.
There are 21 people who have NO source of income, DO NOT suffer from a disability, and DO have a desire for employment.
There are only 6 people who are *not* employed, do not receive SSI/SSDI, and are *not* looking for work.
How long each person has lived in Albany*:
8 or 9 years
off and on 9 years
off and on 14 or 15 years
2 people have lived in Albany for 20 years
And one person has lived in Albany for 22 years
There are also 48 people, currently living on the Bulb, who ARE interested in finding housing.
There are only 12 people who are *not* interested in finding housing.
I know of 6 people (4 households, in total) who have been *trying* to find housing, with the assistance of BFHP.
There are many people, living out here, who are waiting to see *anybody* get housing from this "Outreach and Engagement" effort (as a sort of bellwether), *before* they are willing to work with BFHP, themselves.
If you want to see interest and participation on the part of the Citizens of the Albany Waterfront Park, then you need to house at least *one* of the households who are participating in the effort.
If you don't give them some reason to believe that there is HOPE...
Then how can you possibly expect them to have any?...
Also: 40 Pets