Homeless Population Has Gone Down by 12%

As the story says below, the "chronic" homeless numbers have gone down, but the newly homeless numbers are increasing (families).

By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY

The U.S. had 12% fewer homeless last year than in 2005, and the greatest decline occurred among those who chronically live on the streets or in emergency shelters, according to a federal report to be released Tuesday.

"This is a success story," says Dennis Culhane, a University of Pennsylvania professor and co-author of the report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He attributes the decline to better tracking and to increased efforts to house the "chronically homeless" — disabled adults who are continuously homeless for at least a year.

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