Volunteers doing homeless count in Guam. (Photo screen grab from a video posted on Pacific Daily News)
There are 19 homeless Palauans in Guam according to the 2018 Guam Homeless Point-In-time Count Report.
The number of homeless Palauans in Guam dropped to 19 in 2018 from 25 in 2017. This is also further down from 58 in 2015.
Chamorros or Guam natives still represent highest number of homeless persons of 337 in 2018, down from 370 in 2017. Second largest number of homeless people in Guam are Chuukese with 290. Number of Chuukese went up by 39% or from 207 in 2017 to 290 in 2018. Pohnpeans with 67 in 2018, also up from 46 in 2017.
The research conducted by Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) and the Guam Homeless Coalition (GHC) define homeless as those living in shelters, not adequate residence (missing walls, roofs, floor, doors or windows) or living in residence not meant for human habitation such tent, cave, bus stop, stairwell, abandoned buildings, beach and others.
Total number of homeless persons in this 2018 count is 845 with most number of homeless persons in Dededo village, 246 persons. (L.N. Reklai)