According to Continuum of Care organizers, the 2016 Point in Time Count reported that 867 people were experiencing homelessness in Ada County Idaho.
That's 867 people in ADA County, no mention of how many in Boise. Of course a large number of the people are in Boise.
The Rescue Mission people claim to have put more than 600 people into housing while Dan at Interfaith Sanctuary tells me they put someone in housing every day, which would be 365 more people at least. That is 965 people who according to the claims of those running the homeless shelters in Boise Idaho got stable housing in 2016. This is more people than the 2016 Point in Time Count of the homeless for all of Ada County revealed, 867. Even if the homeless population in Boise had significantly increased since that count, this makes no sense, remember the Point in Time Count of 867 is for all of Ada County.
If one adds the people the Children and Women's Alliance finds housing for or the other smaller homeless shelters why 200-300% of those 867 homeless people should be in housing. LMAO!
Another way I know it's a big sack of fecal material is I live among the homeless, when someone gets housing its a significant event because it happens so rarely. The single homeless people are the ugly step children of the homeless world, families get priority for everything. The poor elderly, the disabled and mentally ill can just die, but they will tell everyone how much housing they have found for them.
The stories in the news are propaganda. If their claims were true the shelters would be nearly empty. Of course the Point in Time Count mentioned above I estimate at probably being less than half of the actual homeless population here.