New statistics show that homelessness in Atlanta continues to decline, though advocates see some troubling trends in the numbers.
WABE Radio reports that the city identified just over 3,000 homeless people in its annual census in January – a 14 percent decrease since last year.
Jack Hardin, co-chairman of the United Way’s Regional Commission on Homelessness, said there are some discouraging figures in the new report.
Homelessness among veterans and families rose slightly this year, and so did the number of homeless sleeping on streets, rather than in shelters.
Hardin said that shows that street outreach should be an area of focus in Atlanta’s efforts to combat homelessness.
Overall, the city has seen about a 30 percent drop in homelessness since 2015, when it started using the current counting method.
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7/1/2018 11:41:07 AM (GMT -4:00)