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Louisiana's homeless population declines almost 20% since 2016, according to HUD report

Louisiana's homeless population declines almost 20% since 2016, according to HUD report

- Chronic or long-term homelessness among individuals increased 44.6 percent ( or 418 persons ) over 2016 levels and declined by 36.4 percent since 2010.

-Seventh in the number of unaccompanied youth (younger than 25 living alone), 1,160. Numerous surveys of homeless service providers found that significant cutbacks in staff forced agencies to reduce services and reduce how many people they could serve.

Nationwide, the homeless population went up 0.7 percent, to 553,742.

That said, the results of our count did grow at a higher rate than the rest of the United States, with the unsheltered count going up 21 percent and overall count of people experiencing homelessness growing by around 8.5 percent.

CCH completed its own estimate of homelessnsss in Chicago this year using census data that addresses numerous concerns in the report.




At the same time, the report found that New Hampshire might be improving when it comes to addressing homelessness among individuals - the number of people on their own without a stable place to live fell by more than 50 percent from 2016. For every 10,000 people in California, 34 are homeless.

And that work, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday, should be aimed at building more housing - especially along the West Coast and in big cities elsewhere. "With rents rising faster than incomes, we need to bring everybody to the table to produce more affordable housing and ease the pressure that is forcing too many of our neighbors into our shelters and onto our streets".

The increases are due largely to spikes in the number of unsheltered homeless, according to the report.

California has nearly half of the nation's unsheltered homeless.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday that IN volunteers counted about 5,400 homeless people during a single night last January. Overall, 30 states showed declines in homelessness and 20 showed increases. The top four regions in the country with the highest percentage of unsheltered are in the state: Fresno/Madera (75.8 percent), Los Angeles (74.7), San Jose/Santa Clara (73.7) and Oakland/Alameda (68.6). To put the impact of both major metropolitan areas into perspective, if the findings were to exclude the two areas, the estimated number of veterans experiencing homelessness in other parts of the nation actually experienced a decreased by 3.1 percent since 2016.


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