Community Publications and Reports
The following publications and reports are available in pdf format unless otherwise noted:
Community Needs Assessments and Demographics
2011 Economic Indicator End of Year Review
The Council of Community Services tracks and reports key economic indicators such as poverty rates and unemployment insurance on a monthly basis for the United Way of Roanoke Valley. Take a moment to look at the 2011 Year in Review Special Report. This report contains data over the past twelve months for localities that make up the United Way Coverage Area: Counties of Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke; and the Cities of Salem and Roanoke. An aggregate figure titled United Way Coverage Area includes the data of the five localities.
2009 Roanoke Regional Community Indicators Report
Each year the Council of Community Services publishes the Community Indicators Report containing indicator data and trends on a wide range of factors describing the well being of people in the Roanoke Region. The report covers eight jurisdictions in the Roanoke Valley providing the most recent demographic updates and projections.
2008 Roanoke Regional Community Indicators Report
The Council of Community Services released the “Roanoke Regional Community Indicators Report” in Fall 2008. The data-rich report identifies and tracks key household economic indicators, presentations of valuable data that show change over time, for the eight jurisdictions in the Roanoke/Alleghany Region. The report tracks 39 indicators including, unemployment rates, job growth by industry and salary band, per capita income, annual average wage, consumer price index, poverty rates, graduation rates, affordability of single family homes and many others.
2012 Point in Time Survey
In order to qualify for federal homeless assistance funds, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to conduct an annual point in time count [PIT] of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. The Virginia PIT occurs yearly on a single night in late January in each jurisdiction. The Roanoke Valley/Alleghany Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness is the lead entity for conducting the annual point-in-time count in the Roanoke region.
In 2012 the number of homeless in the Roanoke Region increased by 4.7% from 536 in 2011 to 561 in 2012. An inability to pay rent, lack of jobs and substance abuse problems were most often cited as reasons for being homeless. Read the full report by clicking on the link above.
2011 Point in Time Survey
Point in time counts of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness occurs yearly in each jurisdiction in Virginia. This count takes place on a single night in late January. The number of homeless individuals in Roanoke in 2011 increased by 3.5% in 2011 over 2010. This 2011 report provides details of that count.
2010 Point in Time Survey
Every year in Virginia each jurisdiction participates in a point in time count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. In the Commonwealth, the annual point in time count is conducted in January. For details of the survey results please refer to the 2010 Winter Shelter Survey Report conducted by the Roanoke Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness.
2009 Point in Time Survey
2009 Point in Time PowerPoint Show
Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness 2009 Point in Time Survey shows an eighteen percent increase in homelessness in the Roanoke Region.
2008 Winter Shelter Survey just released shows slight reduction in number of people experiencing homelessness in the region.
Senior Citizens – Reports and Issues
Senior Independence Issues – This report was compiled by the Council of Community Services at the request of and funding by United Way of Roanoke Valley.