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→1,081: Number of homeless people counted in the 2010 Point in Time Count of the Homeless. →1,475: Number of homeless people counted in 2009. →81 percent of homeless people in Oklahoma City lived here when they became homeless. →26 percent are chronically homeless. →15 percent are veterans. →27 percent have substance abuse problems. →22 percent have severe mental illness. →1 percent have HIV or AIDS. The homeless population in Oklahoma City is disproportionately black, according to the report. About 38 percent of homeless people are black, while only 11 percent of the city population is. About 44 percent of homeless people are white, while 76 percent of the city population is. The homeless rate among other minorities — including American Indians, Hispanics and Asians — is proportionate to the general population.
Source: Homeless Alliance