Community Publications and Reports

The following publications and reports are available in pdf format unless otherwise noted:

Quick Guides

Quick Guide for Community Services (English version) (PDF)

Quick Guide for Community Services (Spanish version (PDF)

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.

2010 Roanoke Regional Community Indicators Report

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.

The Economic Impact of Nonprofits in the Roanoke Virginia Region

First Annual Business Plan to Reduce Homelessness – Blue Ridge Continuum of Care and the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness

The Community Needs File – Report to the Community

2003-2004 Roanoke Valley Community Needs Assessment

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Region Demographic Profile, Roanoke ValleyAlleghany Regional Commission

Homelessness – Reports and Power Point Presentations

2014 Point in Time Survey

2013 Point in Time Survey
Conducting a Point-in-Time Count is important to all communities. The count is a tally of who is homeless on a given night and provides a snapshot of who experiences homeless throughout the year.

The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day, statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in the country.
It is required that communities applying for HUD Continuum of Care funding to serve the homeless do a count each year in the last week of January. Programs that have beds dedicated to serve homeless individuals and families also conduct a bed inventory during the count.


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 Point in Time Survey
2008 Point in Time PowerPoint Show

Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Advisory Council on Homelessness

2008 Winter Shelter Survey just released shows slight reduction in number of people experiencing homelessness in the region.

2007 Report on Homelessness

2007 Report on Homelessness Power Point

10 Year Plan to End Homelessness PDF

10 Year Plan to End Homelessness PowerPoint

Homelessness in the Roanoke Valley 18 Month Business Plan

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.

Report to the Community on Senior Citizen Issues

Adolescents – Reports and Issues

City of Salem

2007 Salem City Youth Pride Survey Report

City of Roanoke

2007 Prevention Priorities: Roanoke Prevention Planning Team

2005 Prevention Priorities: A Report of Roanoke City Youth Risk Behaviors and Profile of Developmental Assets, Roanoke Prevention Planning Team

2003 Prevention Priorities: A Report of Roanoke City Youth Risk Behaviors and Profile of Developmental Assets, prepared by the Roanoke Prevention Planning Team.

Roanoke County

HIV and AIDS

2012 Client Needs Assessment Report

2008 Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan

HIV/AIDS Demographic Slide Show

HIV and Its Transmission—HIV Prevention

A Glance at the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

2009 Ryan White Client Needs Assessment

2007 Ryan White Client Needs Assessment

2005 Ryan White Client Needs Assessment

When One is Infected, All are Affected— A New Blueprint for The Future: Ending the Epidemic Through the Power of Prevention

Brochures and Informational Pamphlets

Council of Community Services Brochure