Boris Lvin (bbb) wrote,
Boris Lvin

6,521 people in the District identified as homeless

There were 6,521 people in the District identified as homeless by the annual Point-in-Time count conducted last January, according to data provided by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. That included 3,862 adults, 13 unaccompanied minors and 815 families containing 2,646 members. On the night of the count, at least 608 people were living on the street.

The District’s homeless population increased 34 percent between 2009 and 2016, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors report on hunger and homelessness. It decreased 5.5 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to the Point-in-Time count. That was attributed to a drop in homeless families, even as the number of single adults who were homeless increased.

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