Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nearly 750,000 people
homeless on a single night

The first national assessment in more than a decade found 744,313 people homeless.

The highlights include:

■ In Florida, 54% of homeless people counted were unsheltered. Nationwide, 44% were unsheltered.
■ 41% of homeless people counted were living in families. (In total, 98,452 homeless families were counted.)
■ 23% percent of homeless people were reported as chronically homeless, meaning they were disabled and had been homeless for long periods of time or repeatedly.
■ Florida had the third largest homeless population, trailing second-place New York by only 227 people. Nevada had the highest ratio of homeless people per capita.
The report, by the Homelessness Research Institute of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, compiles point-in-time counts collected in January 2005 in every state and community in the country. Because the count focuses on a single point in time, it presents only a snapshot of the homelessness problem in the Unites States.

Read the report here.


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