The information contained in this report, and summarized here, derives from two data collection activities. One, a point-in-time count of homeless persons in a 24-hour period on January 26-27, 2005 that included a two-page survey of basic demographic information and a needs assessment. Two, an hour-long survey of 161 homeless adults conducted between April 4 and May 25, 2005 providing information on residential and housing histories, duration and causes of homelessness, stressful life events and circumstances, resources, social supports and social capital, mental and physical health, and access to health services.
LaGory, Mark; Ritchey, Ferris J.; Fitzpatrick, Kevin; and Irwin, J, "A Needs Assessment of the Homeless of Birmingham and Jefferson County" (2005). Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications. 8.